India begins construction of world's highest combat airfield at Nyoma in Ladakh
The Border Roads Organization (BRO) is building the world's highest combat airfield at Nyoma in Ladakh.
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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will lay the foundation stone of this project at Devak Bridge in Jammu on September 12, 2023.
Nyoma, a major village in southern Ladakh, already hosts an Indian Air Force base and an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), established in 1962.
The altitude of Nyoma reaches an impressive 4,180 meters (13,710 ft) above sea level, making it one of the highest altitudes in the region.
The Central Government has consistently increased its budget allocation for the development of border infrastructure.
Last year, around ₹12,340 crore was allocated, underscoring the government's commitment to strengthening India's border infrastructure.
Goals of India's infrastructure development:
Lieutenant General Rajiv Chaudhary, who heads the BRO, is optimistic about India's rapid progress in developing border infrastructure.
India aims to surpass China in this regard on the 3,488 km long Line of Actual Control (LAC) within the next two to three years.
Union Territory - 31 October 2019
Capitals - Leh, Kargil
Lieutenant Governor - B. D. Mishra
Member of Parliament - Jamyang Tsering Namgyal
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