India has made a formal solicitation to Pakistan to permit the utilization of its airspace for its Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to the United States, Pakistani media has detailed.
“India has officially mentioned Pakistan to permit the utilization of its air space for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to New York, US. Pakistan to react after conferences: Pakistan media,” news organization ANI provided details regarding Wednesday.
PM Narendra Modi is booked to visit the US from September 21-27.
Not long ago, Pakistan had denied authorization to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind’s flying machine fly over it during an official outing to Iceland.
“India lamented Pakistan’s choice to deny overflight leeway for the VVIP exceptional flight and stated, We lament the choice of the administration of Pakistan to deny overflight freedom for the VVIP unique flight which is generally conceded routinely by any ordinary nation. We call upon Pakistan to perceive the purposelessness of such one-sided activities,” he had said.
Pakistan had completely shut its airspace in February after an Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) dread camp in Balakot. The nation opened its airspace for all flights with the exception of New Delhi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on March 27. The nation completely opened its airspace for all non military personnel traffic on July 16.