India has allowed Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's aircraft to use Indian Airspace. Imran Khan is going on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday along with his cabinet colleagues and a high-level business delegation. For this tour, the Pakistani government had sought permission to go through Indian airspace.
According to the information, Imran Khan has a bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and during this time issues related to trade, investment, health, education, agriculture, technology, defense and tourism will be discussed.
Sri Lanka recently canceled Imran Khan's speech scheduled in his Parliament. According to the report, it was done so that the dispute with India could be averted. Colombo does not want to spoil its relationship with New Delhi, according to a report titled 'Sri Lanka averted conflict with India by canceling Khan's Parliament speech' published in Colombo Gazette.
Earlier in the year 2019, Pakistan did not allow its airspace to be used in the foreign visits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India had sought permission to use Pakistan's airspace for PM Modi's visit to Germany on September 20, 2019 and to Saudi Arabia on October 28, 2019, but then refused.