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IAF aircraft carry out trial landings on Lucknow-Agra expressway on the inaugural day
 
IAF aircraft carry out trial landings on Lucknow-Agra expressway on the inaugural day

On November 21, 3 x Mirage-2000 and 3 Su-30 Aircrafts of the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out a ‘touch and go’ on a portion of the newly constructed Agra-Lucknow expressway. The portion of the expressway used for the purpose has an RCC construction and has been reinforced and appropriately marked to facilitate aircraft landings. The portion of the expressway used for the operations is located at Ganj Moradabad in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh.

Air Marshal S B P Sinha, Air Officer Commanding in Chief Central Air Command, was present at the venue to oversee the operations. Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav along with a number of military and civil dignitaries witnessed this unique feat by the Air Warriors.

The aim of the exercise was to check the feasibility of the expressways being used as alternate airstrips in case of emergencies or non-availability of runway.

IAF aircraft carry out trial landings on Lucknow-Agra expressway on the inaugural day

 
 


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