IAF to operationalise Vijaynagar's Advanced Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh in bid to bolster military infrastructure along China border

In a bid to bolster military infrastructure along the China border, the Indian Air Force is set to operationalise its Vijaynagar Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday

Asian News International September 17, 2019 10:38:02 IST
IAF to operationalise Vijaynagar's Advanced Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh in bid to bolster military infrastructure along China border
  • In a bid to bolster military infrastructure along the China border, the Indian Air Force is set to operationalise its Vijaynagar Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday

  • The officials will land at Vijayanagar ALG in AN-32, a turboprop twin-engined military transport aircraft

  • Vijaynagar is situated in a remote corner of the state and is not connected with any motorable road. The area is important as it is close to the borders with China and Myanmar

Shillong: In a bid to bolster military infrastructure along the China border, the Indian Air Force is set to operationalise its Vijaynagar Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

Eastern Air Commander Air Marshal R D Mathur and Eastern Army Commander Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan will jointly inaugurate resurfaced Vijaynagar ALG on 18 September, Defence Spokesperson (Shillong) Wing commander Ratnakar Singh said on Tuesday.

The officials will land at Vijayanagar ALG in AN-32, a turboprop twin-engined military transport aircraft.

Vijaynagar is situated in a remote corner of the state and is not connected with any motorable road. The area is important as it is close to the borders with China and Myanmar.

A total of eight ALGs have been revived for operations by the Indian Air Force as part of steps to strengthen military infrastructure along the China border.

Other seven ALG which have been made operational by EAC are Pasighat, Mechuka, Walong, Tuting , Ziro , Along and Tawang.

Vijaynagar ALG has been non-operational for fixed-wing operations since 2016 due to want of repair and upgradation its facilities there.

Updated Date:

also read

IAF gets two more Mirage 2000 jets: How Dassault Aviation-made jets are adding to India's air power
India

IAF gets two more Mirage 2000 jets: How Dassault Aviation-made jets are adding to India's air power

The aircraft will be upgraded to the latest standards under a programme that has been undertaken by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

In boost to combat fleet, IAF receives two Mirage 2000 fighters from France
India

In boost to combat fleet, IAF receives two Mirage 2000 fighters from France

Sources said the Mirage upgrade deal between the French and Indian sides was for enhancing the capabilities of 51 aircraft and some of these kits are left due to crashes involving these planes

Three feared dead as Myanmar army truck mows down anti-government protesters in Yangon
World

Three feared dead as Myanmar army truck mows down anti-government protesters in Yangon

A worker for a local emergency rescue team said two men and a woman in their early 20s were brought to a military hospital for treatment