Advanced Landing Ground at Walong was inaugurated by Air Marshal
C Hari Kumar , Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command, Indian Air Force on 23 Oct 15.
Air Vice Marshal Manavendra Singh, Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration along with Senior Army
Commanders attended the ceremony. Walong ALG was operational during 1962 Chinese aggression.
Thereafter, it remained abandoned for a long time till it was decided in 2013 to reconstruct the ALG
to make it fully Air Operational.
ALGs in areas including Pasighat, Mechuka, Tuting, Ziro, Along and Vijaynagar as well as several
helipads in Arunachal Pradesh are also being upgraded now, much like the western sector ALG's like
Daulat Beg Oldi, Fukche and Nyoma in eastern Ladakh.
The IAF is strengthening it's capabilities in the northeastern sector in view of the increased military
presence of China along it's border with India.
The project was very closely monitored by the Chief Engineer, Northeastern Projects and Works
Department at Headquarters Eastern Air Command resulting in its completion in a record time of 21
months. Close supervision and active monitoring by Project Monitoring Group (PMG) made it possible
despite of its difficult location and natural obstacles in sustaining supply of material and machinery.
The Walong ALG will support Air Operations and will also facilitate the administration
in the management of border areas. Besides this, the ALG will also provide air support in responding
to the natural calamities, casualties evacuation, humanitarian assistance and supply of equipment and
ration to the troops posted in far flung areas.
Walong ALG was operational during 1962 Chinese aggression. Thereafter, it remained abandoned for
a long time till it was decided in 2013 to reconstruct the ALG to make it fully air operational