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PM Modi not to fly over Pak while travelling to Bishkek for SCO summit: MEA

India requested Pakistan to let Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace when he travels to Bishkek. Pakistan accorded an 'in principle' approval to India's request

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Narendra Modi
The prime minister will fly over Oman, Iran and several Central Asian countries countries to reach Bishkek

Prime Minister will not fly over the Pakistani airspace while travelling to Kyrgyz capital on Wednesday to attend a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the External Affairs Ministry said.

It said the prime minister will fly over Oman, Iran and several Central Asian countries countries to reach

India requested Pakistan to let Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace when he travels to Pakistan accorded an "in principle" approval to India's request.

"The government of India had explored two options for the route to be taken by the VVIP aircraft to Bishkek. A decision has now been taken that the VVIP aircraft will fly via Oman, Iran and Central Asian countries on the way to Bishkek," spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

He was responding to media queries regarding the route to be taken by prime minister's aircraft while travelling to Bishkek.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is also attending the meeting of the regional grouping.

Modi leaves for Bishkek on Wednesday on a two-day visit.

First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 14:21 IST
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