India will respond to China in its own language, and preparations begin to build an advanced airfield in Ladakh
Shakti knowledge has received documents related to this project, according to which this upgraded advance landing ground is expected to be ready for operation of fighter jets in two years. An estimated Rs 214 crore will be spent on this project.
New Delhi. Preparations have begun to build the country’s highest airfield at Nyoma in Ladakh, less than 50 kilometers from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) adjacent to China. The central government has invited bids for this on Saturday. This airfield is being seen as India’s answer to the rapid infrastructure development by China on its side of the border.
Shakti Knowledge has received documents related to this project, according to which this upgraded advanced landing ground is expected to be ready for operation of fighter jets in two years. An estimated Rs 214 crore will be spent on this project.
According to the information received, this new advance landing ground will be spread over 1,235 acres, where a 2.7 kilometer long runway will be built along with military infrastructure. Regarding this, the Border Roads Organization (BRO) has invited bids from contractors to complete this work.
According to the project report received by Shakti Knowledge, the alignment of this runway will be such that the aircraft can land in both the directions. For this, the width of this runway will be more than 45 meters. The location of the new runway will be near the Leh-Loma road. In such a situation, this new airfield will be such a strategic asset, once it is fully prepared, quick movement of both troops and logistics will be possible in this sensitive area.
Please tell that Nyoma is located in southern Ladakh at an altitude of 13,000 feet. This advance landing ground located at Nyoma, about 180 km from Leh, will fill an important gap in India’s military capability. Apache helicopters, Chinook heavy-lift helicopters, MI-17 helicopters and C-130J special operations aircraft operate in this landing ground.
Let us tell you that there has been a tense situation on the LAC between India and China since the year 2020, when there was violence due to skirmishes in the Galvan Valley. At the same time, in the beginning of this month, there was a clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Tawang.