The Indian Air Force (IAF) inaugurated its new Pasighat advanced landing ground (ALG) on 19 August by landing a Sukhoi Su-30MKI multirole fighter there.
Pasighat is the fifth of eight proposed IAF ALGs to become operational in 2016 in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, which borders China and Beijing claims is part of ‘southern Tibet’.
The state is located along the 4,057 km Line of Actual Control (LoAC), which is the disputed Himalayan border between China and India. The two nations went to war in 1962 over this un-demarcated mountainous frontier and it continues to be one of the world’s longest-running territorial disputes.
Full article: India increases military posture along border with China (IHS Jane’s 360)
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