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Amid standoff with China, IAF to get land in Uttarakhand to carry out activities in border areas [Video]

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By: PTI | Dehradun |September 12, 2020 4:39:13 pm

India-Iran, military transport aircraft, coronavirus-affected country, Indian Air Force, indian express newsThe Air Marshal also requested for expansion of Pantnagar, Jollygrant and Pitgoragarh airports besides seeking allocation of land for an airport in Chaukhutiya.

Amid the ongoing standoff with China along the LAC, Central Air Command chief, Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar met Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to seek land for setting up facilities that will help the IAF carry out its activities in the border areas.

The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Central Air Command, during his meeting with Rawat on Friday also discussed the availability of land for installing air defence radars and advance landing ground in the hilly areas of the state due to their strategic significance, an official release said.

Uttarakhand shares its borders with China and Nepal.

Setting up facilities like air defence radars and an advance landing ground in Uttarakhand’s hilly districts of Chamoli, Pithoragarh and Uttarkashi will be of …

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