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  • 02 Nov 2019
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The recent incident of, Pakistan’s denial of use of its airspace to India, has been taken up by Indian Government to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

  • India sought overflight clearance from Pakistan for the Prime Minister’s aircraft to go to Saudi Arabia on 28th October, 2019.
  • Pakistan cited alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir to deny the request.

International Civil Aviation Organisation

  • ICAO is a United Nations (UN) specialized agency, established in 1944, which laid the foundation for the standards and procedures for peaceful global air navigation.
    • The Convention on International Civil Aviation was signed on 7th December 1944 in Chicago.
    • It established the core principles permitting international transport by air, and also led to the creation of the ICAO.
  • Its one of the objectives is to foster the planning and development of international air transport so as to ensure the safe and orderly growth of international civil aviation throughout the world.
  • India is among its 193 members.
  • It is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Source: Mint

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