Indian Air Force land heavy lift aircraft in Daulat Beg Oldie
The Indian Air Force landed its C-130J Super Hercules transport plane at the world’s highest and recently opened airstrip at Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) in Ladakh that is close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) where Indian and Chinese troops had witnessed a three week stand-off in April 2013.
What does India’s landing C-130J Super Hercules at DBO show?
The landing of the heavy lift aircraft at the world’s highest and recently opened airstrip at Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) demonstrates its ability to use the heavy-lift aircraft to induct troops, supplies, improve communication network and will also serve as a morale booster for maintenance of troops positioned at such heights in Ladakh region. It will put IAF in a better position to meet the requirements of our land forces which are heavily dependent on the air bridge for sustenance in these higher and inhospitable areas.