- Captain Ajay Rathi of the Indian Air Force Group explained how important it is to have a landing spot like Nyoma that is far away from the airport.
- Indian and Chinese troops left Gogra-Hot Springs in Ladakh after they agreed on something in September during military talks.
India will improve an airfield in eastern Ladakh, which is only 50 km from the Line of Actual Control, so that fighter jets can take off and land there. The Indian Air Force (IAF) already has fighter jets based in Leh and Partapur. The upgrade to the Nyoma airfield in eastern Ladakh will give the IAF even more power to attack.
During the long standoff with China, troops and supplies have been regularly brought in through Nyoma airfield by American-made Chinook heavy-lift helicopters and C-130J turboprop cargo planes.
Apache attack helicopters, Garud helicopters used by the IAF’s special forces, and Mi-17 helicopters have all been flying out of Nyoma.
If the Nyoma airfield can also be used to fly fighter jets, the IAF will be able to deal with threats much better.
“Most of the necessary clearances and approvals have already been given, so the ALG (advanced landing ground) will soon be upgraded to allow fighter planes to land and take off. As planned, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) would build the new airfield and the military infrastructure.”
The work to improve the airfield will be done by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
Captain Ajay Rathi of the Indian Air Force Group explained how important it is to have a landing spot like Nyoma that is far away from the airport.
“Because it is close to the Line of Actual Control, Nyoma ALG is important from a strategic point of view. It fills in the important gap between the Leh airfield and the LAC, making it easy for people and things to move quickly in eastern Ladakh “Captain Rathi had said.
Indian and Chinese troops left Gogra-Hot Springs in Ladakh after they agreed on something in September during military talks.
The Chinese forces later went back to where they were before the year 2020.
India and China moved so far away from the Galwan region, where their soldiers fought fierce battles in June 2020 and 20 Indian soldiers died for their country. More than 40 Chinese soldiers died or were hurt.