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Pak to allow PM Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace, clearance expected soon

Pakistan, PM Modi

New Delhi : Clearance for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's special flight to pass through Pakistan airspace for a trip to Kyrgyzstan is expected to come soon, sources said.

India had requested Pakistan to let Prime Minister Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace to the Kyrgyzstan capital to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.

Pakistan had fully shut its airspace on the eastern border with India after an Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out aerial airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot on February 26. Since then, it has only opened two of eleven routes; both of them pass through southern Pakistan.

The nod by Pakistan comes days after, it was reported that Prime Minister Imran Khan had written a letter to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, saying Islamabad wants dialogue with New Delhi to resolve all outstanding issues between the two countries.

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