Kashmir Solution - Close Pakistan Airspace for India

brilTek

Senator (1k+ posts)
Enough with talks and condemnation by our leaders and forces. They means nothing. USA and UN can't and won't do anything about it.

Every other day, India starts shelling to target innocent civilians on LOC. Modi will not sit on table unless financial loss is slapped.

Post Feb 19, India lost over 5 Billion Dollars in just over 4 months due to closure of airspace (reported by India Today). We opened it as a goodwill gesture, but in vain.

Are we gonna just sit back and watch the suffering of Kashmiris or practically do something about it?

We must demand from our government and forces to close the airspace again. Our leaders and forces need to grow some spine. If Indian trucks/cars are not allowed into Pakistan, then why allow Indian airlines to fly over Pakistan?



ndian airlines have suffered losses worth over Rs 548 crore due to airspace closure by Pakistan after the Balakot air strike in February, the Centre said on Wednesday.

In a written response to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri said the national carrier Air India lost Rs 491 crore till July 2, while IndiGo suffered a loss of Rs 25.1 crore till May 31.

SpiceJet and GoAir lost Rs 30.73 crore and Rs 2.1 crore, respectively till June 20. "The airspace closure by Pakistan is a unilateral measure that followed the non-military counter-terrorism airstrike by the Indian Air Force against terror camp in Balakot in Pakistan in February 2019," Puri said in the upper House of Parliament.

Earlier, an Air India official told ANI that the national carrier was losing 6 crore a day due to airspace closure by Pakistan.

On Friday, Pakistan announced to extend the closure of its airspace till July 12.

Pakistan had fully shut its airspace on the eastern border with India after the Indian Air Force carried out aerial airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot on February 26.

In mid-April, Pakistan opened one of its 11 air routes for west-bound flights from India; and airlines like Air India and Turkish Airlines have started using it.

The strikes on the terror camp were in response to the terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, on February 14, in which 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives.

In March, the neighbouring country partially opened its airspace but did not allow Indian flight to fly over its airspace.
Since then, foreign carriers using Indian airspace have been forced to take costly detours because they cannot fly over Pakistan. The closure mainly affects flights from Europe to Southeast Asia.

Pakistan lies in the middle of a vital aviation corridor whereby the airspace restrictions, which have been continuing since a long time, impacts hundreds of commercial flights per day, extending flight timings for passengers, as well as fuel costs for airlines.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Kyrgyz capital Bishkek last week, had to divert his special flight and went via the circuitous route through Oman and Iran, instead of using the Pakistan air space.

Link to India Today story:
Pakistan airspace closure costs over Rs 548 crore to Indian airlines
 
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atensari

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Reality is, USA and UN can't do anything about it.
حقیت یہ ہے کے امریکا اور اقوام منافقه کچھ کرنا ہی نہیں چاہتے. اگر کچھ کرنا چاہیں تو ان کے پاس عراق کے خلاف تجارتی پابندیاں لگانے سے عسکری قوت استعمال کرنے تک سب کچھ کرنے کا اچھا تجربہ ہے
 

disgusted

Minister (2k+ posts)
Indian sub-continent is a big mass of land inhabited by multitudes of people speaking over 100 languages and dialects. People of south India speak to northern Indians in English. Many insurgencies are taking place in India . Kashmir is the prime one and if successful others will also like to secede. India will will never allow this even if it means shedding the last drop of Kashmiri blood. The west has corporate interests in India. If BJP is successful then a small drop in population in overcrowded India , if not then then the west will rush in for reconstruction and both ways corporate interests will be served. Right now the world world lacks statesmen and this dark period will continue for some time.
 
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