Indian Air Force Collaborates With Uttar Pradesh Government To Have Its First Road Runway

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  1. SREEKAR

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    For the first time in our country, Indian Air Force (IAF) will have a road runway. Uttar Pradesh’s Agra-Lucknow expressway is being considered to be turned into an airstrip.
    Such road runways are important in case the regular airbases are rendered dysfunctional during hostilities. Indian Air Force will bear the cost of the project, reports DNA.



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    An official in Uttar Pradesh secretariat stated that a delegation of officers from the Air Force Station Bakshi Ka Talab in Lucknow will meet Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav to finalize the deal.


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    The IAF and UP state government officers will work together to select a three-kilometer segment that will be turned into an airstrip.
    For an airstrip, a few specifics are required. The segment needs to be straight, leveled and located on a non-undulating ground without a slope. It should not have electricity poles, masts or mobile phone towers. Portable ground lighting systems will guide aircrafts during landings.



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    http://topyaps.com/indian-air-force-and-uttar-pradesh-government-collaboration
     
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    IAF Wants Highways that can be Adapted for use as 'Landing
    Strips' in an Emergency


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    In a first for military aviation in the country, Indian Air Force in May 2015 successfully landed a French Dassault Mirage-2000 on the Yamuna
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    NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force (IAF) has taken abstep forward to use highway stretches as "landing strips" in an emergency for fighter aircrafts. It has asked National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to share the details of the plans to upgrade the existing highways or build new ones so that necessary features are incorporated to make certain portions function as "runways" and allow for both landings and take-offs.
    Sources said such stretches would be
    developed in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Punjab on priority basis considering these states share their boundaries with Pakistan. About eight highways have been identified in Rajasthan and Punjab, and it has been suggested that quite a few other stretches can be designed as landing strips.
    Following the successful landing of a
    Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft on the Yamuna Expressway, the IAF in July had written to NHAI citing how the high quality of highways could be used for runways in an emergency, say in case the air force runway is blocked due to any reason. Moreover, such stretches can also be activated for training for such landing and take off in case of exigencies. It has also asked the agencies to share the plans to develop highways in the next 5-10 years.
    Officials said that the location of the strips could depend on the distance from IAF base and distance from populated areas. "Ideally, stretches that are being built with cement concrete and have a long straight of at least 4-5 kms can be put to use for such purpose. The plan is to have these provisions while going for major upgradation of highways or building bypasses," a government official said.
    He added that these can be very useful in case of war or to move the aircrafts from the official base to avoid major damage.
    The IAF has suggested close coordination among all state government agencies to work out standard operating procedure (SOP) on issues of operationalization of the landing strips during emergencies or for training. It has also circulated a list of factors that need to be considered for developing such stretches.
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    not possible in india,end of story:biggrin2::biggrin2::biggrin2:
     
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    why not we already have one.
    Yamuna Express Way
     
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    For photo ops not in reality . When I say not possible in India does not mean we can't built one but can't maintain one
     
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    Highway can be renovated fast in few hrs, see vice video on Landi strips for Peruvian cocaine dealers dealers jungle.
     
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    If one reads the history of the IAF in wars there have been multiple situations in which an aircraft short of fuel cannot a base or aircraft have to be diverted because of ongoing attacks. The availability of highways as a back up would be a great addition.
     
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    More highways to be landing strips for IAF
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    Indian Air Force’s Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft successfully lands on the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura. Tribune file photo
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    Very good initiative. Now IAF can give road building contracts to European countries after taking bribes from them. :pound:

    IAF has done more to bring 'FDI' over the years than Modi can ever manage to.
     
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    Abey kabhi toh shubh shubh bol liya kar. :D
    New Government hai, wish karo kuchh kar de.
     
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    The defense minister from the same new government, Parrikar, has just given a statement 3 hours ago claiming that IAF chief Tyagi was just a small fish and that there were bigger entrenched fishes in the IAF procurement chain who allowed Congress to craft the technicalities to ensure that the Agusta helicopter wins, despite not making the mark. He even said that MoD has initiated a probe into the older procurement trail of Rafale and Pilatus, which was again initiated by the cronies in UPA and IAF to earn bribes and to kill indigenous production. What a proud moment for IAF! Aur karo BC press conference!

    Now I can sleep peacefully. It had really got on my nerves that IAF kept doing press conferences to embarrass their own defense minister during the recent negotiations with Rafale. No disciplined military personnel of any country ever dares to do such a thing. This itself shows the arrogance of IAF. They think they are the prince-lings who cannot be touched by anyone. Tyagi ki toh maa behen ho gayi, abhi dusron ki bhi maa behen hogi.

    Abhi toh party shuru hui hai!

    Tyagi small fry; on trail of big sharks, says Parrikar

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Indicates Probe Into Deal With Pilatus


    This is the real news. Ye highway landing toh sirf drama hai, to divert public attention from their disgraceful वस्त्रहरण which is going on right now.
     
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    Bhai highway landing toh defense- strategic asset hai.
    Politics se iska kya relation?
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    Safai pe toh kaam chal raha hai.
    Tyagi pakda gaya, :prison: auron ko bhi pakdenge.:salute:
     
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    Tyagi is not just one person, but three people. Pura khandaan hi corruption mein laga hua hai.


    AgustaWestland scam: Tyagis accept dealings with middlemen

    The Tyagis - Sanjeev, Rajeev and Sandeep - in 2004 entered into a consultancy Godian Services Sarl registered in Tunisia with middlemen Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke.


    What I am trying to say is that this is not a one off case which should be considered as an exception. There is a consistent norm of an entrenched corrupt system, especially in the IAF. Army corruption is very basic, like maybe ordering 5~10 trucks extra, or ordering an extra Rum bottle from canteen mess, not more than that. But IAF corruption Mashallah! Inki chaddi utar ke bamboo se tashreef suja deni




     
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    Indian Air Force wants runways on highways for emergencies
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    The IAF had landed a fighter jet on Yamuna Expressway last year. (HT file)
     
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    The Indian Air Force test-landed a Mirage 2000 fighter jet on the Yamuna Expressway near Delhi as part of a drill for emergency landings on national highways.

     
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    IAF’s rare strategic plan to convert NH stretches into landing strips
     
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    22 highway stretches pan-India may double up as airstrips[​IMG]According to an official, a committee comprising officials of both ministries has been constituted to come out with specifications of such highway stretches which can double up as airstrips.
     
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    I guess lca too can land on any decent highway given its small size.
    That would be an added advantage.

    Some highway in North West and north east can be built with special broad sections for landing and take off of heavy fighters. If included in design phase it wouldn't cost much but will provide ample functionality
     
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    Government's Latest Plan: Planes To Land On 22 Highways Across Indiar.

    New Delhi: Road Transport and Highways Ministry is working on a proposal with Ministry of Defence to construct runways on highway stretches and 22 such spots have been identified across the country.

    "There are proposals to develop highway stretches in such a fashion that they may double up as airstrips. This will provide connectivity in difficult places," Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told Press Trust of India.

    Mr Gadkari said his ministry is shortly going to convene a meeting with the Defence Ministry to firm up the proposal. According to an official, a committee comprising officials of both ministries has been constituted to come out with specifications of such highway stretches which can double up as airstrips.

    The committee will look into details like feasibility of the stretches, their length and breadth apart from other issues.

    The official said that 22 identified stretches are located in various parts of the country.

    In August, Mr Gadkari had mentioned about construction of such an airport in Rajasthan and said that similar projects were being planned in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and some other border districts.

    In Rajasthan, such an airport could serve as an airstrip for landing and takeoff when it is closed and traffic can restore later.

    The government is working on ways to boost regional air connectivity in the country. In new civil aviation policy, the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) has been mooted that provides for various concessions to airlines.

    Under the scheme, air ticket prices would be capped at Rs. 2,500 for one-hour flights on unserved and under-served routes.

    There are 394 unserved and 16 under-served airports in the country.:clap2:


    As part of the RCS, the government plans to provide a Viability Gap Funding, which would be financed through the Regional Connectivity Fund (RCF).

    http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/gove...s-to-land-on-22-highways-across-india-1474802
     
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