DEHLI: Demonstrating a sheer mulish habits, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi refused the overflight of his plane from Pakistani airspace, regardless of receiving the permission from Islamabad.
The Hindu reported that India had forwarded the request to Pakistani officers to let Modi’s overflight to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan throughout June 13-14 to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.
Islamabad had authorized in precept the Indian authorities’s request on this regard. However, Modi opted to fly through Oman-Iran route as an alternative of Pakistani airspace.
In Could, Pakistan granted the request of India to let its Minister for Exterior Affairs Sushma Swaraj overflight to attend the SCO summit in Bishkek.
Pakistan International Ministry Spokesman Mohammad Faisal stated that the Indian authorities had made the request to keep away from longer route.
Sushma Swaraj had attended the SCO assembly of overseas ministers in Krgyzstan on Could 21 and 22, together with Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
The Pakistani airspace is closed for all industrial flights on its jap border.
Pakistan took the choice to close its airspace on February 27, sending India a robust message and forcing carriers to reroute flights, after an aerial dogfight between Pakistan and Indian air forces.