Air force to fully operationalise seven ALGs in Arunachal

| Updated: Oct 03, 2016 00:12 IST

Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) [India], Oct 2 (ANI): The Indian Air Force is ready to fully operationalise seven Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) in Arunachal Pradesh. After over two years of repair and and reconstruction work, the Advanced Landing Grounds will be brought into use and are intended to give a major boost to the country's operational capability. The rupees 700-crore project got an impetus in 2009. The area remains a bone of contention between the Indian and Chinese forces where the Line of Actual Control acts as the de facto border. While, five ALGs are already operational now, two more ALGs will be made operational by the end of this year. The ALG in Tawang which is yeat to be completed, will allow the landing of C-130J Super Hercules, the latest addition to the air force's transport aircraft. These ALGs will have night landing capabilities that could prove a big asset to the forces manning the borders. These landing grounds will also be used by the civil flights, providing a fillip to infrastructure and tourism in the region. Creation of ALGs aims in bridging the gap of connectivity. The inappropriate climatic condition and terrain has led to the delay in construction of ALGs. (ANI)