NEW DELHI (TASS): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plane, which traveled to the United States on Wednesday, was cleared to fly through Pakistani airspace for the first time in three years. This was reported by India TV , citing government sources.
According to this information, India asked Pakistan for permission to fly the plane with Modi on board over Pakistan, and Islamabad gave permission. “Pakistan allowed India to use its airspace,” the source quoted the channel as saying.
Earlier, Pakistan has three times denied Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Modi permission to use Pakistani airspace for flights to foreign countries. This began in 2019 after India changed the status of the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir and divided it into two different union territories – one Jammu and Kashmir, the other – Ladakh.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet on September 23 with US Vice President Kamala Harris during his visit to the United States, and on 24 will hold bilateral talks with President Joe Biden. In the program of the visit of the Indian leader on September 24, it is also planned to participate in the first-ever personal meeting of the leaders of the Quad countries, which includes India, the USA, Japan and Australia, which will be held at the White House. And on September 25, Modi is scheduled to speak at the general debate during the high-level meetings of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.