IAF will operationalize airfield in Arunachal Pradesh, near the border with China

SHILLONG (MEGHALAYA): In an attempt to strengthen the military infrastructure throughout, Wednesday is scheduled to put its (ALG) into operation.

The commander of the Eastern Air, Marshal RD Mathur and the commander of the Eastern Army, Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, will jointly inaugurate the resurgence of Vijaynagar ALG resurfaced on September 18, said defense wing commander (Shillong) Wing Ratnakar Singh

Officers will land in Vijayanagar ALG on AN-32, a twin-engine turboprop military transport aircraft.

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

The Indian Air Force has revived a total of eight ALGs for operations as part of the steps to strengthen military infrastructure along the Chinese border.

Seven other ALGs that EAC has put into operation are Pasighat, Walong, Tuting, Ziro, Along and Tawang.

Vijaynagar ALG has not been operational for fixed-wing operations since 2016 due to the lack of repair and improvement of its facilities there.