Chief Minister Pema Khandu requested the Centre that allow the state’s Advance Landing Ground’s for civilian use also. He made the request while calling on Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday. Khandu Said the Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) in the state, which are national assets, must be optimally utilized for larger good, while asserting that civilian usage of these must be allowed.
It must be noted here that the operationalization of ALGs at Tawang, Ziro, Aalo, Mechuka, Pasighat, Walong and Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh is under various stages of progress. In fact, the construction work of ALGs at Ziro, Mechuka and Pasighat is complete and were recently operationalized by the IAF.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has stated in principle that the Ministry has no objection to dual use of the ALGs being operationalized in the state. This will be a major boost in getting air connectivity in the state which will pave way for all round development in the state.
On invitation of the Chief Minister, Parrikar has assured to visit Arunachal Pradesh in October next.