- There is an SCO summit in Kyrgyzstan on June 13-14, Modi will leave on Wednesday
- Imran Khan will also be present at the Summitt
- The Pakistan government had allowed India’s airspace to open its aircraft on the appeal of India
- Since Balakot air strikes, the two countries have closed their airspace for each other
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not use Pakistan’s airspace to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in the capital of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the Prime Minister will reach Bishkek via Oman, Iran and the countries of Central Asia.
Modi will join the SCO Summit on 13-14 June. India had urged Pakistan on Sunday to open its airspace to go to Kyrgyzstan in Modi’s Shanghai Summit. The Pak Government had allowed the flyer’s plane to pass through its airspace on Monday’s appeal to India.
The government had removed two options
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar said that to go to Bishkek the Government of India had removed two options. They have now decided it that the Prime Minister’s aircraft will go to Bishkek via Oman, Iran and the countries of Central Asia. Imran Khan will also be present at this conference.
MEA: Government of India had explored two options for the route to be taken by the VVIP Aircraft to Bishkek for the SCO Summit. They have now taken a decision that the VVIP Aircraft will fly via Oman, Iran and Central Asian countries on the way to Bishkek. pic.twitter.com/RKNJM8wrf7
— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2019
Choosing a different route now to fly the PM to the SCO Summit doesn’t undo the damage of the government’s utterly moronic decision to seek permission from Pakistan in the first place. Why seek permission from a terror sponsor you’ve just bombed?
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) June 12, 2019