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Narendra Modi will use Pakistan airspace to avoid Afghanistan’s airspace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for a four-day visit to the United States to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for the US on Wednesday. Meanwhile, their non-stop flight to the US will not use Afghan airspace. To avoid this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plane will pass through Pakistan’s airspace. According to government sources, India had sought permission from Pakistan to use Pakistan’s airspace for Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the US. Islamabad has approved the flight.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for a four-day visit to the United States to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly. But the special thing is that its aircraft will not use airspace for the US directly via Afghanistan. Due to the security situation in Afghanistan, the Indian government has advised its aircraft to avoid airspace over the country. A high-level delegation comprising National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringala and senior government officials has left for the US with Prime Minister Modi.

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“Pakistan has allowed India to use its airspace,” a source told ANI. Earlier, Pakistan had denied permission to President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Modi to use Pakistani airspace for foreign travel three times after India removed Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir in 2019.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden will hold their first bilateral meeting in Washington on September 24 to discuss trade, investment, defense and security. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for his much awaited US tour. During the visit, he will hold wide-ranging global strategic partnerships with US President Joe Biden and discuss regional and global issues of mutual interest. Earlier, he said he would meet with the leaders of Australia, Japan and the United States to focus on strengthening ties with them.

 

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