India Should Build More Road Runways For Strategic Edge

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  1. Srinivas_K

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    NOIDA: For the first time in the country, a stretch of a public road — the 165-km Yamuna Expressway — was on Thursday used as an airstrip by the Indian Air Force to land a Mirage 2000 fighter jet. Speaking about the special operation, meant to test the IAF`s reach and flexibility and expand its strategic wings, Air Marshal (retd) Denzil Keelor said expressways of today are perfectly capable of doubling as airstrips and advocated for more such road runways. "Though it is the first time in India`s aviation history, road runways have been used since World War II.

    They also exist in several other countries, including Pakistan," said Keelor, one of IAF`s most decorated fighter pilots and the recipient of a number of medals like the Vir Chakra, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Kirti Chakra and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal. "Runways are always the first to be attacked and crippled in war and hostile situations and hence there is a need to have alternate emergency runways. Today, we are constructing state-of-the-art expressways with characteristics needed for operating road runways.

    The road has to be level, straight, non-undulating without any slope and free of waterlogging," he said. "Highways and high-speed expressway today have the required strength of pavement known as the PCN to not only take the weight of a fighter aircraft like the Mirage 2000 but also other heavier aircraft," he said. The six-lane Yamuna expressway is fully concrete paved and is also India`s longest speedway.

    "For bigger combat and transport aircraft, a wider stretch of road without electricity poles, masts or mobile phone towers is required," Keelor added. "Earlier, we did not have such kind of highways. T..

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  3. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    We should build some building with secret basement which can house 5-6 aircraft in it, with lift like this at two three places.

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    at the expressway.
     
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    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    Yes many nations have under ground runways and tunnels that can with stand Nuclear attacks.

    India is yet to build this kind of infrastructure.



     
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    and we should also look for VTOL fighters, they can be sone pe suhaga in such cases.
     

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