Amid standoff with China, IAF to get land in Uttarakhand to hold out actions in border areas


Dehradun, September 12

Amid the continuing standoff with China alongside the LAC, Central Air Command chief, Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar met Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to hunt land for organising amenities that can assist the IAF perform its actions within the border areas.

The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Central Air Command, throughout his assembly with Rawat on Friday, additionally mentioned the provision of land for putting in air defence radars and advance touchdown floor within the hilly areas of the state because of their strategic significance, an official launch stated.

Uttarakhand shares its borders with China and Nepal.

Setting up amenities resembling air defence radars and an advance touchdown floor in Uttarakhand’s hilly districts of Chamoli, Pitgoragarh and Uttarkashi might be of nice assist to the Air Force as they have been within the nation’s northeast, the AOC-in-C stated.

The Air Marshal additionally requested for enlargement of Pantnagar, Jollygrant and Pitgoragarh airports in addition to searching for allocation of land for an airport in Chaukhutiya.

The Chief Minister stated the land could be made accessible to the IAF on precedence foundation to conduct its actions and instantly ordered the appointment of a nodal officer within the administration to determine appropriate land for the aim.

Rawat apprised the AOC-in-C concerning the steps being taken by the state authorities to develop Pantnagar airport as a greenfield airport and improve amenities on the Jollygrant airport to worldwide requirements. PTI



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