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India allows Imran Khan's plane to use airspace for Lanka trip

February 23, 2021 10:02 IST

India has allowed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's aircraft to use Indian air space, according to informed sources.

Imran Khan will be travelling to Sri Lanka on his maiden visit on February 23.

In 2019, Pakistan had denied opening its airspace for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flights to the United States and Saudi Arabia citing alleged human rights violations in Kashmir.


India took up the denial of permission to VVIP flight with an International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Under normal circumstances, the VVIP aircraft are granted permission by countries.

However, Pakistan's denial of permission to VVIP aircraft was an aberration.

Source: ANI