National highway in Jalore doubles up as Air Force emergency landing base, work on over 20 strips to start soon
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The IAF on Thursday carried out a demonstration on its emergency landing facility on NH-925 in Jalore, Rajasthan, which was inaugurated by Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari.

The IAF on Thursday carried out a demonstration on NH-925, at Gandhav Bhakasar section in Rajasthan’s Jalore, of how it would operate from the airstrip during a military emergency.

Forty kilometres from the border with Pakistan, Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets — transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) — landed on a national highway that doubles up as an emergency landing field.

The IAF on Thursday carried out a demonstration on NH-925, at Gandhav Bhakasar section in Rajasthan’s Jalore, of how it would operate from the airstrip during a military emergency.

The Jaguar fighter aircraft were also part of the demonstrations. This is the first time a designated National Highway can be used for emergency landings.


There are over 20 other locations identified across the country for similar emergency landing fields. Similar projects are being planned in Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu amongst others.

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