From our correspondent
Itagar, Dec 21: In a meeting with Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Air Command Air Marshal Anil Khosla on Thursday, Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu explored the possibilities for construction of Advance Landing Grounds (ALGs) in Vijaygar and Tawang for operation of fixed-wing aircraft. Khosla, who called on Khandu at his office here, discussed matters relating to strengthening the presence of Indian Air Force (IAF) in the State, an official communiqué stated. The Chief Minister, during the meeting, has assured of government’s commitment and support for the Indian Defence Forces in the larger interest of the tion. Khandu said Aruchal is making improvement in air connectivity and that an airport for the State capital has been cleared by DGCA with Hollongi as its site. He also informed Khosla that work is on completion in the State’s first civilian airport in Tezu. The Chief Minister expressed gratitude to IAF for dual use of ALGs, which would be of great help to the citizens of the State. He also sought full cooperation of IAF especially during tural calamities. Khandu further seek support of IAF in matter related to inter-State boundary issue. The meeting was also attended by Chief Secretary Satya Gopal, the communiqué added.