New Delhi: India has taken up Pakistan’s denial of use of its airspace to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flight with the Worldwide Civil Aviation Organisation, authorities sources mentioned on Monday.
Modi is travelling to Saudi Arabia later within the day on a bilateral go to. India has sought overflight clearance from Pakistan for the prime minister’s plane to go to Saudi Arabia.
Sources mentioned India regrets Pakistan’s choice to but once more deny overflight clearance for the VVIP particular flight which is in any other case granted routinely by any regular nation.
India has taken up the problem of denial of overflight clearance with the related worldwide civil aviation physique, they mentioned.
“Overflight clearances are sought, and granted by other countries as per prescribed ICAO guidelines,” mentioned a supply.
India will proceed to hunt such overflight clearances, sources mentioned.
Citing alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan on Sunday denied India’s request to permit Modi’s plane to maneuver in its airspace for his go to to Saudi Arabia.
In an announcement on Sunday, Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi mentioned Pakistan has determined to not enable Prime Minister Modi to make use of the nation’s airspace, state-run Radio Pakistan reported.
He mentioned the choice has been taken in context of the “black day” and in view of the alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, it added.