In a major boost for the Indian Air Force (IAF), five landing strips have been proposed in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh regions. The emergency landing strips have been proposed for IAF’s fighter and other jets. According to reports, two landing strips will be constructed in Kashmir, two in Jammu and one in Ladakh.
The decision comes amid the prevailing situation along the Line of Control (LOC) and Line of Actual Control (LAC). Moreover, it is expected that the first landing strip will come up in Srinagar, thereby focusing on the Line of Control with Pakistan. This comes as the Indian Air Force is boosting its capabilities.
Rajasthan: Emergency landing field inaugurated for IAF
Earlier on Thursday, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the first emergency landing strip for aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The Emergency Landing Field (ELF) was inaugurated on the NH-925 Gandhav Bakhasar Section of Rajasthan’s Barmer.
As a part of the ceremony, multiple aircraft including air superiority fighter- Sukhoi Su-30MKI showcased the emergency landing. The new ELF is situated just 40 km from the International Border with Pakistan.