Largest transport aircraft lands in frontier state Arunachal Pradesh

3/14/2018

Guwahati, Indian Air Force’s largest transport aircraft, the C-17 Globemaster, landed in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tuting airfield today which is close to the Chinese border. The C17 Globemaster carried out a historic landing at Tuting Advanced Landing Ground. The mission was executed flawlessly owing to its superlative performance and excellent flying skills of pilots, a release stated. The landing of the US-manufactured aircraft is seen as part of the air force’s move to strengthen its overall operations in the strategically-key border state close to China. Notably, the troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day long standoff in Doklam from June 16 last year after the Indian side stopped the building of a road in the disputed area by the Chinese Army. The face-off ended on August 28. China has been keeping its troops in north Doklam and significantly ramping up its infrastructure in the disputed area.