The DGCA has issued new directions stating that the mobiles need not be put off during flight, but can be put on Flight Mode and non-transmitting activities can be done. It is the same with laptops also.
In the flight mode, the passengers can work, play video games, listen to music, watch pre-loaded movies, type emails, SMS etc.But the E-mails, SMS can be sent only after the plane lands at the airport.

Many countries had allowed these facilities earlier. Now the DGCA has cleared it for the passengers in India also.This will benefit many travellers who want to do some urgent work while sitting in the flight.