Despite the Indian media’s attempts to spread misinformation, the facts with regard to the alleged denial of airspace to the Indian Air Force (IAF) to provide aid to Turkiye following an earthquake were distorted. Pakistan did not receive any request from the Indian government for the use of its airspace.
The IAF has issued a clarification that flights were taking the regular standard operating procedure to avoid flying over Pakistan. This echoes India’s position, which disallows Pakistani non-military mission aircraft to use its airspace.
Therefore, no request was issued. Also, India has already taken the route of delivering aid to the Afghanistan government via Iranian airspace. Therefore, India should use the same route for delivering aid and related paraphernalia to Turkiye instead.