Pak denies its airspace to Indian President

Pak denies its airspace to Indian President

Pakistani authorities denied Indian President Ramnath Kovind to make use of their airspace, for his official trip to Europe.

In a response to India's official request to allow our President's plane to fly over their airspace, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said 'We are turning down India's request and the decision was taken in view of India's behavior. Our Prime Minister Imran Khan too has welcomed it.'

The action comes a month after India scrapped  Article 370 for Jammu & Kashmir and made it as two union territories. Since then, Pakistan has been continuously making efforts to embarrass India at International forums but they couldn't succeed. Since the time India made airstrikes in Balakot, Pakistan has blocked its airspace.

Starting this Monday (9 September), President Ramnath Kovind is scheduled to visit foreign countries - Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia. The main agenda of President's foreign trip is to discuss about the global terrorism with heads of the nations and brief them on our national interests.