India has allowed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Aircraft to fly through Indian Air Space. Here’s why it is so important. As per you know, India-Pakistan is heating up topic by both sides.
- Pakistan Prime Minister “Imran Khan” has arrived to Colombo, Sri Lanka today (23/Feb) as per his schedule of Official visit to Sri Lanka.
- Pakistan PM Imran Khan was carried by Pakistan Air Force Air Craft instead of PIA civilian aircraft. Mr. Khan is being reputed as his economical way of administration and he might thought that there is no use to charter a PIA Jet Airliner for this short haul.
- Mr. Khan’s aircraft was allowed by Indian Air Space.
- In recent history, Pakistan denied India’s clearance request to use Pakistan Air Space while USA and Saudi Arabia Tour of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- Islamabad claimed that Modi’s administration has involved serious human rights violation in Kashmir at that time.
- In current event, Delhi has noted that they have practiced the standard procedures according to International Air Transportation standards to allow any VVIP pass through request. And they has added, India is respecting International standards not as Pakistan handle it.
- When air travel routes are planned, always try to assign them through maximum landing facilities such as Airports, Aerodromes and Runways.
- Pakistan VVIP aircraft can fly above Indian Ocean instead of use Indian Air space to reach Colombo.
- But it’s much safer and much shorter to fly above Indian land.
In the original schedule, Pakistan PM should have visit and address the Sri Lankan Parliament and it was cancelled by the counter part Sri Lanka. Some Indian Medias reported that the decision was taken as per consideration of India-Sri Lanka diplomatic dialogue.
Sri Lanka is one of most popular hotspot of China New Silk Road Map. And Pakistan is also a member of Chinese South East Asian Allies. Further, Sri Lanka is the only country other than China who practice mandatory cremation over Covid-19 victim’s dead bodies. And Pakistan PM has expressed his concern over that policy and the unwillingness of Sri Lankan’s Muslims on that policy. It is to be believed that the PM Khan will negotiate about that in his diplomatic talks.
Anuradha Bernard – Senior Journalist and Vlogger