However, the government has refuted such reports that there was any threat to Air Force One, which flew Modi back from Germany over the airspace where Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down on Thursday.
"I think that is speculation .... There was no danger to our PM's aircraft. No problem. On Air Force One, the flight data is on foreign radar," Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju told reporters when asked whether there was any threat to the PM's plane which flew over the same airspace.
"What happens is that whenever any air route (for a VIP aircraft) is finalized, the countries involved get to know about it. If you don't keep them informed, there is another type of problem," he said.
"So generally whenever any civilian aircraft flies over a country, suppose India, obviously the Government of India will know what aircraft it is, to whom it belongs, what its intentions are," Raju said.

The reports said that the flight had taken off from Frankfurt, Germany, about two hours before the ill-fated Malaysian airliner was hit by a surface-to-air missile over Ukraine.
According to media reports, the Prime Minister’s aircraft, Air Force One, was rerouted after the incident.

The Prime Minister returned last night after his trip to Brazil for the BRICS Summit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival at Frankfurt International Airport on Thursday on his way back to New Delhi after BRICS Summit

AI, Jet to avoid airspace over war-torn eastern Ukraine
Indian carriers, Air India and Jet Airways, will avoid the airspace of war-torn eastern Ukraine following a directive issued to them by the DGCA.
The aviation regulator, Director General of Civil Aviation issued instructions to Air India and Jet Airways, the only two Indian carriers that fly to Europe and North America, to avoid Ukrainian airspace while flying to and from destinations in both the continents, official sources said here.
An Air India official said they would abide by any international advisory "to avoid airspace over conflict zone like Ukraine".
Airlines have to take a call on their routing to America and European destinations. There are several routes to go to the US and Europe and airlines have to take a call whether to abide by global aviation advisory on such issues, sources said.
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur and could have been brought down by a ground-to-air missile. All 298 people on board were killed after the jet was shot down by "terrorists" over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border.


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