The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has announced plans to construct the world’s highest boxer airfield in Ladakh’s Nyoma area. The official statement came on Sunday (September 10), as well as the task’s inauguration is arranged for today, September 12, with Support Preacher Rajnath Singh supervising the laying of the foundation stone at Devak Bridge.
Cost: The construction of this landing field on the tough surface of Ladakh will need an approximate budget plan of around Rs 218 crore.
- A landing strip is a designated area of land, frequently geared up with ready runways, where airplanes can take off, land, as well as run
- Airfields can serve different types of airplanes, as well as the one India is presently building is meant for army boxer airplanes.
13,000 feet over sea level
- Nyoma is positioned at a high-altitude location, boasting an elevation of 13,000 feet over water level. This creates special difficulties for air travel due to the reduced air density and decreased oxygen levels at such heights.
- Brother India will be building the World’s greatest competitor airfield at Nyoma in Ladakh. Shilanyas of this task will certainly be done by Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh on 12 Sep 23 from Devak Bridge in Jammu. Jai Hind! Jai BRO !!
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- Wondering why this landing field is needed? It holds immense critical importance. Located a mere 46 kilometers away from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, it stands as the closest airbase to China.
- This closeness permits swift and effective transport of both employees and necessary materials, making it an essential hub for flexibility in the region.
- The existing Nyoma airstrip currently features a mud-based path, facilitating the touchdown of specialized cargo aircraft like the C-130J as well as helicopters, as reported by India Today.
- However, upon the conclusion of the new runway, bigger transport airplanes will have the ability to operate from Nyoma, thereby increasing the Indian military’s strategic reach.
Along with the airfield job, Defense Priest Singh is set to inaugurate and devote 90 framework jobs valued at Rs 2,941 crore, every one of which has been created by the Border Roadways Organisation (BRO) today.
According to Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry, the head of the Boundary Roadways Organisation (BRO), a total of 295 projects valued at Rs 11,000 crore have been successfully completed in just the past two to three years, as reported by ANI.