Pak. airspace won’t be used for Modi’s flight to SCO, says India
- India has clarified that Pakistan’s airspace will not be used for the flight of Prime Minister to reach Kyrgyz Republic.
- The VVIP aircraft will fly via Oman, Iran and Central Asian countries on the way to Bishkek.
- India had urged Pakistan to allow the aircraft to use the airspace of the country.
- Pakistan had agreed to grant overflight facility to the VVIP aircraft.
- Pakistan had closed its airspace for all flights from India after the IAF carried out strikes in Balakot inside Pakistan.
- The flight of PM which will be routed over the Arabian Sea and the airspace of Oman and Iran is expected to take eight to nine hours.
- The duration indicates the extent of the problem that air connectivity between India and Central Asia has been experiencing since Pakistan blocked its airspace. The airlines from Central Asia have been taking up to four hours longer than normal travel duration since February 26.
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