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Prime Minister Imran Khan Refused to Use Indian Airspace for Malaysia Tour

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Islamabad: After the Pulwama Attack India had started responding to Pakistan in its language only. Pakistan PM Imran Khan will not use the Indian airspace for his flight to Malaysia, ARY News has informed this by quoting sources. Imran will go to Malaysia on a two-day tour today. They have decided that they will not use Indian airspace. He has taken this decision keeping in mind the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement, the foreign office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that “PM Imran is visiting Kuala Lumpur on the invitation of his Malaysia counterpart Mahathir Mohamad.”

Tension increased after Pulwama attack
Tension continues in both countries after the terrorist attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir in February last year. This attack was carried out by Pakistan-based terrorist organization Jaish-e-Muhammad. In this, 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred. After this, India carried out airstrikes on terrorist targets in Pakistan. On 5th of August last year the Government of India decided to remove Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and divide it into two parts (Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh). This further increased the tension between the two countries. Pakistan was so enthralled by this decision that it had curtailed diplomatic relations with India.

India was not allowed to use airspace
Since then Pakistan has not allowed Indian leaders like President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use their airspace during foreign travel. In October last year, India raised the issue of Pakistan’s move to refuse permission for PM Modi’s special flight over its airspace to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In February last year, when the Indian Air Force carried out an air strike in Balakot, Pakistan. Now Pakistan had completely closed the air space.