Pakistan allows Modi to use its Airspace

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Pakistan allows PM Narendra Modi's plane to fly over its airspace to Bishkek

India requested Pakistan to let Prime Minister Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan to attend the SCO summit. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is also attending the meeting of the regional grouping.



Pakistan has approved "in principle" India's request to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit this week, according to a senior Pakistani official, who hoped that New Delhi would respond to Islamabad's offer for peace dialogue.

India requested Pakistan to let Prime Minister Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan to attend the SCO summit on June 13-14. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is also attending the meeting of the regional grouping.


Pakistan had fully closed its airspace on February 26 after an Indian Air Force (IAF) strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot. Since then, it has only opened two routes, both of them pass through southern Pakistan, of the total 11.

The Pakistani official confirmed to PTI that the Imran Khan government has "approved in principle the Indian government's request to let Prime Minister Modi's aircraft fly over the Pakistani airspace to Bishkek".

"The Indian government will be conveyed about the decision once the procedural formalities are completed. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will also be directed to notify the airmen subsequently," the official said, adding Pakistan was hopeful that India would respond to its offer for peace dialogue.

He said Prime Minister Khan has recently written a letter to his Indian counterpart stressing Pakistan requires a solution for all geopolitical issues including Kashmir between the two neighbouring states.

The official further said Pakistan is still optimistic that India will respond to peace offer despite the fact both premiers were not meeting at the sidelines of the SCO Summit.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in New Delhi said no bilateral meeting has been arranged between Prime Minister Modi and his Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the SCO Summit.

India maintains that terror and talks cannot go together.

Pakistan had given special permission to India's then external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to fly directly through Pakistani airspace to attend the SCO Foreign Ministers' meet in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on May 21.

Apart from the two routes through southern Pakistan, the neighbouring country's airspace remains closed for commercial airliners.

The IAF announced on May 31 that all temporary restrictions imposed on Indian airspace post the Balakot airstrike have been removed. However, it is unlikely to benefit any commercial airliners unless Pakistan reciprocates and opens its complete airspace.

Among Indian airlines, the international operations of Air India and IndiGo have been affected by the closure of Pakistani airspace.

IndiGo, India's largest airline by share in domestic passenger market, has been unable to start direct flights from Delhi to Istanbul due to the closure of Pakistani airspace.

The low-cost carrier started the Delhi-Istanbul flight in March this year. It has to take the longer route every time over the Arabian Sea and make a stop either at Doha in Qatar or at Ahmedabad in Gujarat for refuelling.

Pakistan, however, has extended its partial airspace ban on eastern border with India until June 14.

 
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Indians must have demanded Pakistan to show some friendly gestures and third class Pakistani diplomats who have no knowledge of diplomacy just like its unprofessional army, they all bowed to India's wishes.
Again this is a great symbolic win for India.
Sick people playing diplomacy. The whole nation is sick of them.
 

AdamA

MPA (400+ posts)
Indians must have demanded Pakistan to show some friendly gestures and third class Pakistani diplomats who have no knowledge of diplomacy just like its unprofessional army, they all bowed to India's wishes.
Again this is a great symbolic win for India.
Sick people playing diplomacy. The whole nation is sick of them.
 

muhammadadeel

Minister (2k+ posts)
Indians must have demanded Pakistan to show some friendly gestures and third class Pakistani diplomats who have no knowledge of diplomacy just like its unprofessional army, they all bowed to India's wishes.
Again this is a great symbolic win for India.
Sick people playing diplomacy. The whole nation is sick of them.
what else can u expect from our characterless bureacuracy
 

AdamA

MPA (400+ posts)
then shame on the military for first having us abused by politicians for 50 years then again abusing us 👏
Modi is arming to the teeth and the Military know this. This is why they are talking about 'peace' They want to buy time since they can't meet India's timeframe.

Do you know who really is in charge? IK mentioned about Military spending cuts, he was immediately 'reprimanded' by ISPR and this was true when PAF retaliated back in Feb 2019.
Khakis don't like to be told by civilians even if it is IK. It's in their DNA.
 

AdamA

MPA (400+ posts)
Really, when did this start to happen and IK have been shamelessly giving bureaucracy leverage to do corruption.
If people are fed up with the existing clowns who originally came from Gate number 4. A new popular flavour like IK is worth trying. With the next generation, Malala is being launched.
 

muhammadadeel

Minister (2k+ posts)
یہ لعنت ملالہ بھی ہم پر ہی پڑنی ہے۔ یہ پہلی مرتبہ نہ ہو گا کہ پاکستان فوج بےنظیر جیسی ایک کتی کو پاکستان پر سوار کرے۔ پھر ایک اور زرداری کا انتظار کرو۔

Malala is being launched.
 

asifA1

Minister (2k+ posts)
This action doesn't constitute anything
it simply means a govt official can visit a meeting to destination A to B only,
in terms of value.
 
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