ITANAGAR, March 24 - Air Marshal Anil Khosla, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command (EAC) has reviewed the operational readiness and infrastructure development of the Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) in Arunachal Pradesh.
During his three-day visit from March 22-24, Air Marshal Khosla visited the ALGs at Vijaynagar, Walong, Pasighat, Tuting, Along (Aalo) and Mechuka, according to a Defence release here.
The AOC-in-C was briefed at the ALGs where he also visited the facilities and infrastructure including Air Traffic Control, Meteorology, Radio Telephony facilities, Officers and Airmen messes.
The IAF had embarked on an ambitious reconstruction plan to upgrade all the existing ALGs under EAC. Presently, IAF operations are underway at ALGs of Ziro, Pasighat, Along, Walong, Tuting and Mechuka.
While Su-30 MKIs have landed at Pasighat; C-17 Globemaster III and C-130 J Super Hercules have also made landings at Mechuka. Presently, AN-32s medium-lift tactical transport aircraft and IAF helicopters from EAC routinely operate from these ALGs.
The ALG at Tawang is currently undergoing upgradation and is expected to be operational by June this year. Upgradation of Vijaynagar ALG is expected to take some time.