New Delhi, June 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday left for Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. PM Narendra Modi's aircraft flew via Oman, Iran and Central Asian countries on the way to Bishkek. Some reports had suggested that PM Modi's aircraft would fly over Pakistan. However, India's Ministry of External Affairs Ministry on Wednesday clarified that PM Modi won't fly over Pakistan. PM Narendra Modi, Imran Khan Meeting Will Not Take Place During SCO Summit at Bishkek, Confirms MEA.
In India's Gujarat, nearly 3 lakh people have been evacuated to safer places in view of Cyclone Vayu that is likely to make landfall in coastal areas of the state this afternoon. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclone is likely to make a landfall between Dwarka and Veraval with a wind speed up to 155 km-165 km per hour and gusting at 180 km. Cyclone Vayu in Gujarat: Emergency Helpline Numbers.
Chairperson of Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) Sonia Gandhi will call for a Parliamentary strategy group's meeting to finalise floor strategy and issues which the party will take up in the upcoming session of the Parliament. The name of the leader of the party in Lok Sabha is likely to be decided in the meeting. Ghulam Nabi Azad may continue as the leader of the party in Rajya Sabha and Anand Sharma as deputy leader in Rajya Sabha.
In sports, India will play its third match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against New Zealand. The game will start at 3 pm.