Air Force Lands Its Largest Transport Aircraft In Arunachal Pradesh's Tuting

The landing of C-17 Globemaster is seen as part of the Air Force's move to strengthen its overall operations in Arunachal Pradesh.

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The Air Force's C-17 Globemaster aircraft landed on Arunachal Pradesh's Tuting airfield

New Delhi:  The Indian Air Force's largest transport aircraft, the C-17 Globemaster, on Tuesday landed at Arunachal Pradesh's Tuting airfield which is close to the Chinese border.

The landing of the US-manufactured aircraft is seen as part of the air force's move to strengthen its overall operations in the strategically-key border state.

"The C17 Globemaster carried out a historic landing at Tuting Advanced Landing Ground. The mission was executed flawlessly owing to its superlative performance and excellent flying skills of pilots," said an air force spokesperson.

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Troops of India and China were locked in a 73-day-long standoff in Doklam from June 16 last year after the Indian side stopped the building of a road in the disputed area by the Chinese Army. The face-off ended on August 28.

Sources said China has been keeping its troops in north Doklam and significantly ramping up its infrastructure in the disputed area.

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