Journal : Global Times (Chinese) Date : Author : Yi Wen Page No. : 03
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The New Indian Express reported on 9th that in order to counter China’s “aggressive” infrastructure expansion, India would open five advanced airstrips next month. These advanced landing grounds, capable of landing all types of transport and military aircraft, are developed in Arunachal Pradesh (Southern Tibetan area of China).

 

It is reported that in 2011 Indian government planned to develop seven advanced landing grounds on strategic locations in Arunachal Pradesh at a cost of Rs 720 crore (around 690 million RMB). According to sources, advanced landing grounds in Passighat, Ziro, Along and Mechuka will be ready by next month while the Walong air strip was ready a fortnight ago. And the Tuting and Tawangair strip are expected to be operational early next year.

 

The New Indian Express reported that the Indian government have been criticized for delayed infrastructure development in the eastern regions. Recently, the Indian side has learned that Chinese military is expanding six key civilian airfields in Tibet. In contrast, India recently opened three advanced landing grounds in Ladakh region, all close to the Line of Actual Control. India’s C130J Super Hercules touched down several times at these airports. Analysts say that strategically these transport aircraft allow swift movement of troops, artillery guns, armored vehicles and tanks.

 

 

印下月在中印边界启用5条飞机跑道

 

 

《新印度快报》网站9日报道称,为了应对中国“富有攻击性”的基础设施扩张行动,印度下月将启用5条先进的飞机跑道。它们位于“阿鲁纳恰尔邦”(中国藏南地区),可以起降所有类型的运输机和军机。

该报道称,2011年,印度政府规划在“阿鲁纳恰尔邦”的战略地点花费72亿卢比(约合6.9亿元人民币)修建7座先进机场。消息人士9日说,浦那、泽洛、阿隆、梅丘卡4地的机场将于下月启用,瓦弄机场会更早两周时间启用。都登和达旺机场则有望于明年初启用。

《新印度快报》说,印度政府曾因东部地区基础设施建设极为缓慢遭批。印方近日得知中国军队正在西藏地区扩建6座重要的民用机场。印度最近则在拉达克地区启用3座先进的飞机场,都邻近实际控制线。印度C-130J大力神运输机多次在这些机场起降。有分析人士称,重型运输机可以快速运输部队、装甲车和坦克,具有战略意义。

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