On 26th February, after the air strike by Indian Air Force (IAF) on a Jaish-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan shut down its air space entirely. Since then, it has only two air routes open. A few days back India requested Pakistan to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aircraft fly over its airspace. The aircraft was carrying PM Modi who was on his way to attend the SCO summit at Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. However, India explored a better option later and decided not to use Pakistan’s airspace.
Reportedly, Monsoon has hit Kerala and other southern parts of the country and is likely to hit the entire country in another two days. SCO summit which was scheduled for 13th and 14th June only meant that a cloudy weather was on the cards. The same was verified by the Indian Meteorological Department after studying disturbances in Tata Sky signals.
PM Modi took advantage of these clouds and used Pakistan’s airspace without them knowing. Just like in the time of Balakot air strike, Pakistan’s radar couldn’t catch Modi’s Air crafts, which is way more technically advanced. PMO India took this decision after the Pakistan government unreasonably demanded a toll tax to allow India to use its airspace. More details on this awaited.