Fukche

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Fukche Advanced Landing Ground
Aerial view of runway of Fukche Advance landing ground.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorIndian Airforce
LocationLadakh, India
Elevation AMSL13,700 ft / 4,176 m
Coordinates32°56′15″N 79°12′48″E / 32.93750°N 79.21333°E / 32.93750; 79.21333Coordinates: 32°56′15″N 79°12′48″E / 32.93750°N 79.21333°E / 32.93750; 79.21333
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Fukche is located in Ladakh
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Fukche is located in India
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Fukche Advanced Landing Ground[1] is an Advanced Landing Ground in the Demchok sector of Ladakh, India. It was built shortly after the 1962 Sino-Indian War and was revived in 2008.

Location[edit]

It is located within 2.5 kilometers[2] of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China in the Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, at position 32° 56' 15 North 79° 12' 48 East.

There is an unmetalled road to Demchok, 34 km to the southeast at the southern tip of the Indian-controlled Demchok sector.

History[edit]

The airfield had been out of use after the 1962 Sino-Indian war. It was reopened on 4 November 2008 by the Indian Airforce, when an AN-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Airforce successfully landed on the airfield.[3][4]

Facilities[edit]

The airfield has an unpaved gravelly runway of 2 miles length. It accommodates small transport aircraft, meant for inducting or recycling troops at the border.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fukche Advanced Landing Ground Airport, airortguide.com, retrieved 10 October 2019.
  2. ^ "IAF aircraft lands at a forward base on India-China border", Thaindian News, 4 November 2008, archived from the original on 12 February 2009
  3. ^ "IAF craft makes successful landing near China border", NDTV News, 2008, archived from the original on 5 September 2012
  4. ^ a b Sujan Dutta, IAF lands on Ladakh strip, The Telegraph, 4 November 2008.

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