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Dec 27, 2012, 05.29 PM IST | Source: PTI

AOC Ravi Kant supervises ALG construction progress

AOC Ravi Kant supervises ALG construction progress

Itanagar, Dec 27 (PTI) Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern, Air Marshal Ravi Kant Sharma have taken stock of the progress of construction of advance landing ground (ALG) at Pasighat in East Siang district. Sharma was received here by East Siang Dc R K Mishra, SP P Kumar and S K Nandan, Commander 103 Brigade based at Rayang in the district, official sources informed here today. This is the first visit of the AOC to the district after he took charge of the Eastern Command on December 2 last, sources said. Major M Rajaih, Dy Project Manager, ALG Pasighat briefed the visiting dignitary on the progress of the project. The Air Marshal was further briefed by Wing Commander Sumit Prasad, Chief Administrative Officer. During the discussion, project sanction, encroachment by locals and others issues were discussed. The DC assured all cooperation from his end while referring to “illegal” encroachment in the premises of already walled ALG. According to the sources, if things go right, the ALG would be operational within a few years. The airstrip would be used for both domestic and defence purposes which would connect this district with the rest of the country. Besides reactivation of Vijaynagar ALG under Changlang district located at the tri-junction of India-China and Myanmar, other ALGs at Pasighat, Ziro, Mechukha, Walong, Tuting are all under up-gradation process, sources added. PTI UPL SUS SUS

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