Fukche Advanced Landing Ground
|Elevation AMSL||13,700 ft / 4,176 m|
It is located within 2.5 kilometers 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.
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.
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.
- Fukche Advanced Landing Ground Airport, airortguide.com, retrieved 10 October 2019.
- "IAF aircraft lands at a forward base on India-China border", Thaindian News, 4 November 2008, archived from the original on 12 February 2009
- "IAF craft makes successful landing near China border", NDTV News, 2008, archived from the original on 5 September 2012
- Sujan Dutta, IAF lands on Ladakh strip, The Telegraph, 4 November 2008.
- Air Marshal K. K. Nohwar, Pace of Infrastructure Development in Border Areas: Adequate?, Centre for Air Power Studies, 13 March 2018