Advanced Landing Ground at Walong becomes operational
Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Walong was inaugurated by Air Marshal C. Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command, Indian Air Force on October 23, 2015. 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.
The project was very closely monitored by the chief engineer, North-eastern 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.