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

Aug 20, 2013 18:06pm
  • In Pics: IAF lands C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at 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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  • In Pics: IAF lands C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh
  • 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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  • In Pics: IAF lands C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh
  • 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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  • In Pics: IAF lands C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh
  • 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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  • In Pics: IAF lands C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh
  • The Commanding Officer and the crew of the "Veiled Vipers" along with senior officer of Air Headquarters touched down on the Daulat Beg Oldie airstrip at 6:54 am after taking off from their home base at Hindon.
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  • In Pics: IAF lands C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh
  • This was the same aircraft and crew that operated at Dharasu during "Operation Rahat" for the Uttarakhand flood relief.
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  • In Pics: IAF lands C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh
  • In Pics: IAF lands C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh
  • In Pics: IAF lands C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh
  • In Pics: IAF lands C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh
  • In Pics: IAF lands C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh
  • In Pics: IAF lands C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh