- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 13th and 14th of June for the SCO summit on Kyrgyzstan
- India urges Pakistan to open airspace for Narendra Modi’s aircraft
- Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan approved to open airspace, Modi chose another route
Islamabad. For Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan agreed to open the airspace for 72 hours, but Modi decided to go on the way to Oman-Iran on Thursday. They go to Bishkek on June 13 and 14 to join the Shanghai Summit. The Imran government has said that even after India’s denial, he will keep the air sector open to Modi’s VVIP aircraft to travel to Kyrgyzstan, especially with a good attitude.
Pakistan’s Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said on Wednesday that we received an application on behalf of the Indian High Commission on Monday to open the airspace. After this, Prime Minister Imran Khan approved the opening of airfield after discussions with officials. According to Radio Pakistan, the airspace for 72 hours will be open till Modi’s aircraft, B747-400, go to Bishkek and return from there the next day.
India said that there will be no meeting of Imran,
before the Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar had told that we have two alternatives to visit VVIP aircraft to visit Bishkek. Oman and Iran have decided to go by the way. Imran Khan has also gone to Bishkek to attend the SCO Summit. It was being said that after the Pulwama attack on February 14, India-Pakistan Prime Minister can meet other members of the Shanghai Summit to reduce the tension between the two countries. However, the Indian government has denied it.
Sushma Swaraj was also opened for the airspace The
Pakistan government last month opened its airspace for External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Then Sushma flew above Pakistan and went to Bishkek for the summit of the SCO Foreign Ministers.
After the Air strikes, the two countries had closed the airfield
, after the Air Strike of IAF on the banks of Jaish in Balakot on February 26, Indo-Pak had closed the airfield for each other. At present, Pakistan has opened only two routes in India for 11 which pass through South Pakistan. Pakistan will now review it on June 15. Earlier on May 31, the Indian Air Force had said that temporary restrictions imposed in the Indian airspace after air strikes were lifted.