Arunachal : IAF C-17 Globemaster Landed at Tuting Airfield

Tuting ( Arunachal Pradesh )

The IAF’s largest transport aircraft, The C-17 Globemaster, on Tuesday landed at Arunachal Pradesh’s Tuting airfield which is close to the Chinese border.

“The C17 Globemaster of IAF carried out a historic landing at Tuting ALG, Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday. The challenging airfield is in midst of high hills in a narrow valley. The mission was executed flawlessly owing to its superlative performance and excellent flying skills of pilots,” the IAF tweeted.

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The landing of the US-manufactured aircraft is seen as part of the Indian Air Force’s move to strengthen its overall operations in the strategically-key border state.

In November 2016, the Indian Air Force had successfully carried out landing of C-17 Globemaster at its strategic Advanced Landing Grounds (ALG) of Mechuka in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Arunachal : IAF C-17 Globemaster Landed at Tuting Airfield

Menchuka being just 29 kilometers from the border with China. The Menchuka ALG, which was re-activated in May 2016, was non-functional since 2013 following its reconstruction work along with the ALGs of Aalo, Ziro, Tuting, Pasighat and Tezu.

Arunachal : IAF C-17 Globemaster Landed at Tuting Airfield

Mechuka was one of the strategic locations during the Indo-China war in 1962.

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