ITANAGAR, Sept 19 - The Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Vijaynagar in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh has been dedicated to the nation.
Air Marshal RD Mathur, AOC-in-C, Eastern Air Command, and Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan, GOC-in-C, Eastern Command, jointly inaugurated the resurfaced runway at the Vijaynagar ALG on Wednesday. This has re-established military transport aircraft connectivity at this eastern most hamlet of India, Guwahati-based Defence PRO, Lt Col P Khongsai said.
�The airfield is important not only for the local administration in extending their reach to the residents of this remote area but also crucial from a strategic point of view. The ALG will assist in effective management of our borders with Myanmar and facilitate launch of joint operations by Indian Army and Air Force for the defence of the Vijaynagar salient,� he added.
The Army Commander and the AOC-in-C, while interacting with the locals and ex-servicemen at Vijaynagar, commended them for their unflinching dedication to the nation and expressed the hope that air connectivity with the rest of the country would open a world of opportunities for them.
The Defence PRO stated that repair of the runway at Vijaynagar, which was coordinated by the Air Force Station, Jorhat, was a challenging task as all the load had to be airlifted by helicopters due to lack of road connectivity.