New Delhi: After the Indian Air Force (IAF) strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan had fully closed its airspace on February 26. 

However, Pakistan on Monday decided to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aircraft to fly over its airspace to Bishkek in Kyrgyztan where he’ll attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. PM Modi’s Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan will also be in attendance at the SCO.

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India has requested Pakistan to let PM Modi’s aircraft flyover its airspace to Bishkek. ‘The Imran Khan government has approved in principle the Indian government’s request to let Prime Minister Modi’s aircraft fly over the Pakistani airspace to Bishkek’, confirmed an official.

The official further said Pakistan is still optimistic that India will respond to the peace offer despite the fact both premiers will not be meeting at the side-lines of the SCO Summit.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "no bilateral meeting has been arranged between Prime Minister Modi and his Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the SCO Summit."