Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • Air chief Bhadauria flies sortie in HAL's trainer aircraft:-Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria on Thursday undertook a sortie in the basic trainer aircraft HTT-40 here, thereby becoming the first serving Chief of Air Staff to fly in the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited developed aircraft at the prototype stage....
  • Screening process for selection of crew for Gaganyaan being done professionally: IAF chief:-Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria, has said the screening process for the selection of crew for ISRO's proposed humanspace flight programme-Gaganyaan-is being done professionally. ...
  • Centre inks pact with Goa Shipyard for two missile frigates:-The Centre has signed a contract with the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) for construction of two advanced missile frigates for the Navy, Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik has said....
  • India, US begin first tri-services exercise:-In reflection of growing congruence in bilateral defence ties, armed forces of India and the US on Wednesday began their first tri-services exercise on the Eastern seaboard. The nine-day humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise code-named 'Tiger Triumph' is aimed at developing inter-operability between the militaries of the two countries in HADR operations....

IAF to reactivate airfield in Arunachal Pradesh

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

Indian Air Force, from Friday, will be able to operate the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from an upgraded airfield in Arunachal Pradesh.

NEW DELHI (PTI): Against the backdrop of Chinese military infrastructure build up along its borders, India on Friday will activate an airfield in Vijaynagar in Arunachal Pradesh from where it will be able to operate its latest C-130J Hercules transport aircraft.

"The use of this airfield was discontinued in 2009 for carrying put repairs there. The airfield will be reactivated tomorrow by Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (retd) J J Singh," IAF officials said here.

After repairs, the airfield-- situated on the easternmost tip of the country located at the tri-junction of India, China and Myanmar, will be able to operate the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft along with the Antonov-32 cargo planes in the IAF inventory, they added.

The airfield is used for air maintenance and will help in mobilising troops and equipment at a faster pace in times of requirement.

This is the first ALG in the Northeast to be upgraded as part of India's efforts to match Chinese military infrastructure development activities. It is also upgrading ALGs in Pasighat, Mechuka, Walong, Tuting and Ziro as well as several helipads in Arunachal.

IAF has so far activated its ALGs in Ladakh including Nyoma, Daulat Beg Oldi and Fukche and is planning to convert Nyoma in to a full-fledged air base.

India is also planning to raise a new Mountain Strike Corps after raising two new mountain infantry divisions to increase man power in the Northeast.

Tags:

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Uzbekistan ink pacts on cooperation in security ties

India and Uzbekistan have inked three pacts on cooperation in security ties after a meeting between the defence ministers of the two countries, the Indian defence ministry has said.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2019

Image Gallery