Narendra Modi not to fly over Pakistan airspace en route Bishkek; Air India One to be routed via Central Asian countries


Air India One flying Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit starting on Thursday will avoid Pakistani airspace and will instead travel over Oman, Iran and Central Asian countries.

The news comes after unconfirmed media reports said that Pakistan has approved “in principle” India’s request to allow Modi’s aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek to attend the SCO summit this week.

The PTI report quoted a senior Pakistani official, who also expressed hope that New Delhi would respond to  Islamabad’s offer for peace dialogue. Read More

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