International Civil Aviation Organization dismisses New Delhi’s complaint against Pakistan

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) dismissed a complaint filed by the Indian authorities against Pakistan.

According to the details, New Delhi filed a complaint against Pakistan’s refusal to grant Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the permission to travel to Saudi Arabia through its airspace.

“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,” the spokesperson of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said, according to the Indian publication.

The ICAO’s spokesperson further explained that the flights carrying state leaders are labeled as the state aircraft due to which they do not fall under the provisions of ICAO.

After Pakistan’s denial to get its airspace used for Indian PM Modi, the Indian authorities on Monday had approached the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and filed a complaint against Islamabad.

On the other hand, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said that the decision to bar Indian aircraft to use Pakistan’s airspace was taken in regards to ‘black day’ being observed across Pakistan on Sunday.

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