India faces an embarassing blow against Pakistan internationally
NEW YORK –India faces an embarassing blow against Pakistan internationally from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on Tuesday.
ICAO rejected Indian complaint against Pakistan’s refusal to grant Prime Minister Narendra Modi the permission to travel to Saudi Arabia. The Indian media reported that the ICAO’s spokesperson saying, “The Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention), which ICAO helps governments to cooperate under, only applies to the operations of civilian aircraft and not to state or military aircraft.”
He further elucidated that flights carrying state leaders are labeled as state aircraft due to which they do not fall under ICAO provisions.
On Monday, New Delhi had approached the international aviation body following Islamabad’s denial to get its airspace used for Indian premier Narendra Modi.