New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday travelled to France via Pakistani airspace for a bilateral meeting. This is the first time where someone has used the Pakistani airspace, post Balakot airstrike in February.
The airspace was shut following the airstrikes by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on February 26. The IAF took avenge against the Pulwama terror attack which killed over 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir. The IAF planes destroyed terror camps in Pakistan’s Balakot area.
The CRPF personnel lost their lives when their convoy was attacked by JeM terrorist. India got a major diplomatic win after Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar was blacklisted by the UN Security Council (UNSC) on May 1.
PM Modi is slated to hold a bilateral with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday evening.
On 23-24 August he will meet the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss bilateral, regional and international matters of mutual interest, the foreign ministry statement said.
Modi will visit Bahrain on August 24 for and it would be the first-ever Prime Ministerial visit from India to the country.
The Prime Minister will again be in France from August 25 to August 26 to participate in the G-7 Summit meetings being invited by the President Macron.