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telegraphindia.com 10 Sep, 2021 03:45 am

Indian Air Force aircraft lands on national highway in Rajasthan

Indian Air Force aircraft lands on national highway in Rajasthan
The landing — on the SattaGandhav stretch of National Highway 925 near Barmer — was the first time the IAF had used a highway to perform a mock emergency landing

Indian Air Force aircraft lands on national highway in Rajasthan The landing — on the SattaGandhav stretch of National Highway 925 near Barmer — was the first time the IAF had used a highway to perform a mock emergency landing An Emergency Landing Facility for the Indian Air Force at Satta-Gandhav stretch on NH-925A near Barmer, Rajasthan was inaugurated.21, 01:04 AM An Indian Air Force C130J Super Hercules aircraft carrying defence minister Rajnath Singh, roadways minister Nitin Gadkari and chief of defence staff Bipin Rawat conducted a mock emergency landing on a national highway in Rajasthan.The landing — on the SattaGandhav stretch of National Highway 925 near Barmer — was the first time the IAF had used a highway to perform a mock emergency landing.Advertisement The stretch, which will serve as an emergency landing strip for IAF planes, was inaugurated by the two ministers.

“This is the first time that a national highway has been used for the emergency landing of a transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force.Singh said the newly inaugurated emergency landing strip near the international border was part of the government’s commitment to protect the unity and sovereignty of the nation.

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