Frustrated India reacts over Pakistan refusal to give airspace use permission to Indian President
NEW DELHI - Frustrated India reacts over Pakistan refusal to give airspace use permission to Indian President for his visit to Europe.
Frustrated and irked over Pakistan decision, India strongly regretted Pakistan's "futile" decision not to allow President Ram Nath Kovind's plane use the country's airspace. The President will be in Europe from 9th to 17th September and will visit Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia.
Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said, "to deny overflight clearance for the VVIP special flight.
Adding, "We call upon Pakistan to recognise the futility of such unilateral actions."
Pakistan rejected the Indian government's request for President Ram Nath Kovind's plane to use Pakistani airspace during his upcoming visit to Europe on back of ongoing India-Pakistan tensions.
"Indian government had asked Pakistan use its airspace for its president's movement. Given the current situation we have decided not to give the permission to India for this airspace usage”, Pak FM SM Qureshi said