I'm pretty sure the EVA Air was Vienna-bound and the KLM was AMS-BKK, so perhaps not the best journalism here.The US National Airlines from Afghanistan to Hong Kong was flying at 31,000 feet, the Amsterdam-Bangkok EVA Air plane at 32,000 feet and Vienna-bound Dutch KLM at 33,000 feet.
As per the Directorate General of Civil Aviation's Aircraft (Investigation of Accidents and Incidents) Rules 2017, the AAIB is empowered to summon the pilots of foreign airlines for investigation.
So, does India not have RVSM? Because if they do, 1,000ft is standard separation, and is certainly not "narrowly escaping a mid-air collision". If that were the case, then every flight in the US and Europe would be narrowly escaping with their lives.
Also, why would they summon the pilots..? Last I checked, it's ATC's responsibility to assign altitudes and separate airplanes, so I fail to understand what that has to do with the flight crews. It sounds to me like a massive inconvenience.
None of this makes any sense.
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/mid-air ... ve-1969755