New Delhi, June 13 -- The VVIP flight carrying Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Kyrgyzstan on June 13 will not fly through Pakistani airspace despite permission for overflight from Islamabad, people familiar with developments said on Wednesday.

The government's decision is a reflection of the frosty nature of bilateral ties since the standoff following the February 14 suicide attack in Pulwama by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force troopers.

The external affairs ministry said the VVIP flight will use a longer route to Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, through the airspace of Oman, Iran and Central Asian countries.

The Indian Air Force conducted an a...