Govt has institutionalised talks process in J&K: Jitendra

NEW DELHI: The Central Government has institutionalised the dialogue process in Jammu and Kashmir with the appointment of a special representative, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today.
Talking to reporters here, he said opposition parties should not politicise the Kashmir issue and extend cooperation instead.
“The dialogue process was always continuing (in J&K). But now attempts have been made to institutionalise the process by appointing a senior officer for a sustained dialogue with all stakeholders in all three regions – Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir – and the rest of India,” the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office.
He further said that India’s Space Mission to Moon, “Chandrayaan-II”, will take place in 2018, most likely in the first quarter of the year.
Addressing the inaugural session of the 5-day Asian Conference on Remote Sensing here, Dr Jitendra Singh said that India has on Monday emerged as the world’s frontline nation in the field of Space Technology.
This, he said, is in itself a glorious vindication of the dream seen by the founding fathers of India’s Space Programme, like Vikram Sarabhai and Satish Dhawan.
Giving credit to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving fresh impetus to Space Research, Dr Jitendra Singh said, it was during the last three years that India could launch a South Asian Satellite which would be also providing inputs and benefits to the neighbouring countries. (Agencies)