With an eye on China, IAF expands taxi track at Leh airport, new shelters being built

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The IAF is not calling the expanded taxi track as a runway because it is smaller than what the regulations say for civilian operations but is long enough for fighters and military transport aircraft. This expansion, which includes new aprons and aircraft shelters, will act like a second operational surface other than the main runway which is also used by civilian aircraft. New Delhi: Aiming to beef up its operational capability in Eastern Ladakh, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is expanding the taxi track at the Leh airport which will enable it to use it as a landing and take...