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Hope Pakistan air space is opened for flights from Srinagar: Omar Abdullah

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  1. thestringshredder

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    Citing close proximity of Jammu and Kashmir with the Central Asian countries, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today expressed hope that the new government in Pakistan will allow international flights originating from Srinagar to fly over its air space.

    "One hopes with a new dispensation in Pakistan, one hopes with encouraging voices emerging from new Prime Minister of Pakistan about normalising the relations to some extent between our two countries, perhaps this (use of airspace) is one aspect that can also be normalised," Omar said.

    He was addressing a conference on 'Cooperation, Development, Peace and Security in Central Asia' at Kashmir University here.

    Omar said the flight distance between Srinagar and some of the capital cities of Central Asian republics is shorter than the distance between Srinagar and some larger Indian cities.

    "Unfortunately, because of the cussed mindset of our neighbour on the western frontier that does not allow a direct flight from Srinagar to overfly their airspace, we have not been able to take advantage of this connect that was available to us," he said.

    The chief minister said if Pakistan allows use of its airspace for international flights originating from Srinagar, the Srinagar airport can become an international airport in true sense.

    "The international airport at Srinagar that currently exists only on paper, (will) become an international airport in operations as well. And one day, the direct flights to one of these Central Asian countries (will) originate from Srinagar," he added.

    Omar said Jammu and Kashmir is uniquely placed in the Indian set up to talk about linkages with Central Asia and to, possibly in future, derive advantages from those linkages.

    "The policy of Ministry of External Affairs of 'Connect Central Asia' will be ideally suited for J&K because geographically we are the closest, spiritually we have a connect and almost every aspect of life in Kashmir, were you to scratch the surface, you will find a connection between us and Central Asia.

    Link - Hope Pakistan air space is opened for flights from Srinagar: Omar Abdullah - Indian Express
     
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    Why can't he simply ask the flights to take it from over Delhi?

    Air spaces are mutually discussed between countries.

    If Pakistan refuses, it is refusing entire India and not one state or a city.


    He really needs to know about aviation bilateral agreements.
     
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    I dont like the way this CM thrusts himelf on national security issues and issue that affect all of India. How about he repeal Article 370. That speaks alot of his mindset and his piece of **** father.
     
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    What is article 370? :unsure:
     
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    Its a legal problem. That's why.
     
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    Google it.
     
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    Fine. :pissed:
     
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    Its accords special status to jammu and kashmir. the kashmir state government and people in kashmir have higher levels of control over the business of governance than other Indian states. All the rules and regulations of the special status are governed under article 370 of the Indian constitution.

    Here you go for basic overview . Article 370 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Present routes
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    And i am sure Pakistan will open up air routes if bilateral agreements are secured.
     
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    A chief minister of a state cannot repeal an article in the INDIAN constitution. That is for the parliament of India to do, that too by super majority.
     
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    An article in the Indian constitution which accords special autonomous status to the state of Jammu-Kashmir. It has some implications for the fundamental rights of kashmiris that is different for other Indians. For example, only kashmiris can buy land or property in the state of J&K. Otherwise, any Indian citizen can buy property anywhere in India.
     
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    Basically, it gives J&K a special status with special privileges including state grants etc.

    It will not be treated like the rest of the states around in the country.

    That's what.

    It is not in Omar's hands to repeal Article 370 but in the hands of Secoolar gods who don't want to repeal it.

    Only force will repeal the article and for that un-democratic processes will be required.