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India snubs Pakistan: PM's plane not to use its airspace

IANS  |  New Delhi 

In a snub to Islamabad, on Wednesday made it clear that special plane will bypass en route to Bishkek in where he is going to attend the (SCO) Summit on Thursday.

said here the VVIP aircraft will fly via Oman, and the Central Asian countries on way to Bishkek.

"had explored two options for the route to be taken by the VVIP Aircraft to Bishkek for the A decision has now been taken that the VVIP Aircraft will fly via Oman, and Central Asian countries on the way to Bishkek," he said.

The decision is a clear snub to Pakistan, which on Monday had reportedly said that it has decided "in principle" to allow the Indian Prime Minister's plane to fly over its airspace for the flight to Bishkek.

After carried out air strike at (JeM) terror camp in Balakot on February 26, had fully closed its airspace but lately opened two routes, which pass through southern parts of the country.



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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 14:20 IST