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China opens Tibet's second largest airport terminal, close to border with India

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by lca-fan, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. lca-fan

    lca-fan Captain FULL MEMBER

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    China opens Tibet's second largest airport terminal, close to border with India

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    The Nyingchi Mainling Airport is close to the China-India border in Arunachal Pradesh (Google map)
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    • Nyingchi Mainling Airport's new terminal can handle 750,000 passengers and 3,000 tonnes of cargo annually by 2020
    • It is located close to the border with India's Arunachal Pradesh
    BEIJING: China today operationalised the second-largest airport terminal in Tibet, close to the Indian border, which will be able to handle 750,000 passengers and 3,000 tonnes of cargo annually by 2020.

    The new terminal, the sixth to be opened in Tibet, is part of Nyingchi Mainling Airport, which is located close to Arunachal Pradesh.
    China's extensive development road, rail and air infrastructure in Tibet has sparked concerns in India as it also provides major advantage to the Chinese military.

    India too has initiated border infrastructure development in the recent years.

    The airport covers an area of 10,300 square meters and will be able to handle 750,000 passengers and 3,000 tonnes of cargo annually by 2020, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.


    The Nyingchi airport will open new air routes to Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi province, resume routes to Beijing and increase more round trip flights to Lhasa, Guangzhou, Kunming, Chongqing and Shenzhen after the new terminal comes into service, said Liu Wei, deputy director of Civil Aviation Administration of China in Tibet.


    The airport has seen year-on-year increases in passenger flow since it was put into service in 2006. Passenger volume hit 390,000 in 2016, bringing the total passenger numbers to two million in the past years, Liu said, adding that the new terminal will effectively alleviate pressure brought by the growing number of passengers.

    Nyingchi is located in southeast Tibet at an average elevation of 2,950 meters above sea-level. The city has attracted more visitors in the recent years due to tourist attractions such as its peach blossom festival, the report said.http://m.timesofindia.com/world/chi...to-border-with-india/articleshow/57495686.cms
     
  2. Ripcord322

    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    They object to anything we do on our side....In AP...

    Did we object to this !? (We invite Dalai Lama here...So there is some unofficial talk/policy/understanding of an independent Tibet right!?....)

    Heck we didn't even MEANINGFULLY object to CPEC....In PoK....Waaaaay to claim a territory for oneself.......


    It seems Chinese are free to construct anything anywhere...Be it Chinese Territory... Autonomous Chinese Territory.... or Disputed Indian Territory.....I really wouldn't be surprised if they made an airport on our side...And started using it... :lol: :lol: :lol: ....Or if they took over Nepal... :lol: :lol: ....
     
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  3. sangos

    sangos Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    we dont claim Nyinchi airport.
     

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