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Prime Minister Modi’s plane flies over Pakistani airspace en route to Italy

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Prime Minister Modi’s plane flies over Pakistani airspace en route to Italy

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special VVIP flight, en route to Italy for the G20 Summit, flew over Pakistani airspace on Friday and the aircraft will use it again on its return trip after obtaining formal permission from Islamabad, according to a report. of the media here on Sunday. . Prime Minister Modi’s plane, Boeing 777, 300ER, K7066, entered Pakistani airspace from Bahawalpur, passed through Turbat and Panjgur and, via Iran and Turkey, arrived in Italy, The Express Tribune reported.

According to sources from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the Indian authorities had requested permission from the Pakistani Foreign Ministry to use the airspace for Modi’s special flight. Pakistan accepted the request, allowing the Indian prime minister to fly through its airspace.

Relations between India and Pakistan deteriorated after India announced the withdrawal of special powers from Jammu and Kashmir and the bifurcation of the state into two union territories in August 2019. India has told Pakistan that it wishes normal neighborly relations with Islamabad in a horror-free environment. hostility and violence.

Prime Minister Modi arrived in Italy on Friday to participate in the G20 Summit, where he is joined by other world leaders in discussions on the global health and economic recovery from COVID-19, sustainable development and climate change. The report quoted the CAA spokesperson as saying that on its way back to India after the Climate Summit in Glasgow, Prime Minister Modi’s plane will once again use Pakistani airspace.

Previously, an Indian commercial jet also used Pakistani airspace after obtaining the necessary permit, according to the newspaper. Last month, Prime Minister Modi’s plane en route to the United States flew over Pakistani airspace after Islamabad gave permission for the plane.

In October 2019, Pakistan had denied India’s request to use its airspace for Modi’s flight to Saudi Arabia. Also in September of the same year, Pakistan had denied overflight authorization for the prime minister’s plane.


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Prime Minister Modi’s plane flies over Pakistani airspace en route to Italy

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