India approaches UN body after Pakistan denies airspace for PM Modi’s flight to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan denied use of its airspace for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special flight once again.

Pakistan cited human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir as the reason to deny Modi’s aircraft to move in its airspace for his visit to Saudi Arabia.

India has meanwhile approached the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) a United Nations body over the denial of overflight clearance to Modi.

Overflight clearances are sought, and granted by other countries as per prescribed ICAO guidelines.

India says that Pakistan failed to prescribe to the ICAO guidelines and took unilateral decisions.

Pakistan had earlier denied airspace permission to PM Modi’s flight to the US for the UN General Assembly session on September 20. President Ram Nath Kovind had also been denied permission to use Pakistan’s airspace for his official trip to Europe.

It all started when the Indian Air Force fighters bombed a Pakistan terror outfit, the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camps in Balakot days after 40 Indian soldiers were killed in Pulwama. Since then the country has restricted it’s airspace.

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