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Since 2020, during the ongoing standoff with China, personnel and supplies have been transported using the Nyoma Advanced Landing Ground.

At a projected cost of Rs 218 crore, the Border Roads Organisation will build an airstrip in eastern Ladakh’s strategically important Nyoma area.

On September 12, via videoconference, the airfield’s foundation stone will be laid by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

Since 2020, the Nyoma Advanced Landing Ground has been used to move people and goods during the ongoing standoff with China. It has also seen Chinook heavy-lift choppers and C-130J special operations aircraft in action.

On September 12, the defence minister will conduct an E-Shilanyash at the Nyoma airfield in Ladakh, according to a Defence PRO.

According to him, the airfield will be built at a projected cost of Rs 218 crore for a variety of strategic air aircraft.

The development of this airstrip, he continued, “will significantly improve Ladakh’s air infrastructure and increase the capability of the IAF (Indian Air Force) along our northern borders.”

Singh will also dedicate 90 infrastructure projects worth Rs 2,941 crore that were built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to the nation.

Nyoma, which is 13,400 feet above sea level and 46 kilometres from the Line of Actual Control with China, is close by.

On September 12, Singh will also dedicate West Bengal’s newly renovated Bagdogra and Barrackpore airfields, according to the PRO.

The BRO successfully rebuilt these airfields for a cost of Rs 529 crore, he continued.

According to him, “These airfields will not only facilitate commercial flight operations in the area, but also improve the defensive and offensive architecture of the Indian Air Force along the northern borders.”

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