Capping a series of positive developments since Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif met in Paris only ten days ago, it was announced that the Foreign Secretaries would meet to decide the modalities and schedule of the dialog.
The joint statement came after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Sharif and later his Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad on the concluding day of her two-day visit for attending a multilateral conference on Afghanistan, as per PTI.
But what is interesting is that Sushma went to Pakistan to attend the ‘Heart of Asia Summit’, in a special plane of the India Air Force which apparently can dodge missile and land in any weather conditions.
As per a report in Dainik Bhaskar, if sources in Air Force can be believed, the plane has been made by a Brazilian company and its security system can confuse a missile.
If any minister wants to fly the special IAF plane, they have to take permission from the Prime Minister.
The Defence Minister and the Army Chief fly in such planes.
Cost of the plane, which is a 14-seater is 140 crores.
India has five such planes which were bought in 2005.