The assurance was given by Air Vice Marshal Prabin Bhat from Shillong based Eastern Air Command when he, along with other officers from Air Force called on Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in Itanagar on Wednesday, official sources said on Thursday.
Assuring the Chief Minister to expedite the renovation of ALGs at Tuting, Walong, Daporijo, Menchuka, Pasighat, Tezu, Vijoynagar and Ziro taken over by the Defence Ministry in 2008, Bhat sought the cooperation of the state administration, sources said.
Of the eight ALGs, the one situated in Vijoynagar in Changlang district along the China border was made operational and inaugurated by former Governor General JJ Singh on November 18, 2011, after an AN-32 transport carrier of the IAF landed there in its inaugural flight, while work on other ALGs were progressing at a fast pace.
While taking part in a calling attention motion on Chinese incursions raised by Laeta Umbrey in the state Assembly last week, Tuki had categorically mentioned
that the non-operative ALGs are being made operational while airports would be developed in many district headquarters, including the green field airport at Itanagar for improving the air connectivity of this land-locked state.


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