Friday, November 18, 2011

Flights on ALG

Neelam Mathews
Nov 18, 2011

The Advance Landing Ground (ALG) was inaugurated at Vijaynagar, Arunachal Pradesh  today with the landing of an AN-32. 

Vijaynagar is now on the air connectivity map of the country.

                                                     Credit- MoD

This ALG was made up of Pierced Steel Plate (PSP) sheets. Air maintenance operations had to be discontinued due to poor condition of the ALG a few years back. Subsequently extensive repairs were undertaken and the entire runway surface was renovated by the IAF with the help of the PWD Arunachal Pradesh. 

This ALG will now facilitate routine and regular air maintenance, says IAF.

“The IAF has since been entrusted with the responsibility of developing the ALGs in Arunachal Pradesh with the dual purpose of giving a boost to local area development and enhancing military capabilities” said Air Marshal S Varthaman. He added that since Vijaynagar is only accessible by air, revival of this ALG will provide immense relief to the local population.

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