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    The dispute between India and Pakistan regarding civilian aircraft overflights was presented yesterday (Monday) to the International Court of Justice at the Hague.

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    The dispute between India and Pakistan regarding civilian aircraft overflights was presented yesterday (Monday) to the International Court of Justice at the Hague.

    The written submissions of the two parties were presented to Acting President of the Court Fouad Ammoun by the ambassadors of the two countries... H.E. Lt. General Yavindra Singh for India and H.E. Mr. J.G. Kharas for Pakistan.

    The dispute came into the open following the incident in February 1971 when an Indian commercial aircraft was forcibly diverted to Pakistan and was destroyed at Lahore Airport. The Government of India then banned Pakistani aircraft from flying over India.

    Pakistan appealed on 3rd March 1971 to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) that such banning of overflights was illegal and contrary to two agreements signed by both parties at the 1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation in Chicago. The appeal was upheld.

    India challenged the validity of ICAO's jurisdiction, saying that they had made a new agreement following the 1965 war which superseded the 1944 Convention.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACJZHUDVXV96LWCXOXGY2YRB1Z
    Media URN:
    VLVACJZHUDVXV96LWCXOXGY2YRB1Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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