India Asks Pakistan To Exempt PM’s Flight

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By Moderator June 10, 2019 13:52

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India has requested Pakistan that Prime Minister Narendra Modi be allowed to fly through its airspace to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, on June 13 and 14 despite the restrictions it had imposed on PM’s flight from and through the country.

 

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  • Pakistan had fully closed its airspace on February 27 after an Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot.
  • Airspace restrictions by Pakistan have been in place since February 27 after an Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot.
  • Recently it was extended until June 15 for PM’s flight entering the country through its eastern border after flying through Indian skies.
  • However, Pakistan opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on March 27.
  • Pakistan had given special permission to India for then external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to fly directly through Pakistani airspace to attend the SCO meet in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on May 21. However, the airspace for other commercial airliners remains closed.
  • As a result of the ban, foreign carriers using Indian airspace have been forced to take costly detours because they cannot fly over Pakistan. The closure mainly affects PM’s flight from Europe to Southeast Asia. The PM’s flight from Europe and the US flying in and out of New Delhi have been the worst hit.

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By Moderator June 10, 2019 13:52