In Pics: IAF lands C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh

India | | August 20, 2013, 6:06 pm
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The Indian Air Force on Tuesday landed a C130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at the world's highest airstrip - the Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh.

The Indian Air Force on Tuesday landed a C130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at the world's highest airstrip - the Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh.

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The landing is very significant as it is a major show of strength by the IAF in a region where the Chinese troops had recently entered the Chumar sector.

The landing is very significant as it is a major show of strength by the IAF in a region where the Chinese troops had recently entered the Chumar sector.

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The aircraft flown by Group Captain Tejbir Singh and his crew landed at Daulat Beg Oldie at a height of 5065 metres in the Aksai Chin area of Jammu and Kashmir.

The aircraft flown by Group Captain Tejbir Singh and his crew landed at Daulat Beg Oldie at a height of 5065 metres in the Aksai Chin area of Jammu and Kashmir.

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The effort is all the more laudable given that the aircraft is very heavy and has the capability to carry up to 20 tonnes of material.

The effort is all the more laudable given that the aircraft is very heavy and has the capability to carry up to 20 tonnes of material.

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