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Fukche
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Fukche
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 32°57′00″N 79°09′36″E / 32.95°N 79.16°E / 32.95; 79.16Coordinates: 32°57′00″N 79°09′36″E / 32.95°N 79.16°E / 32.95; 79.16
Country Flag of India.svg India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Leh
Languages
 • Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Fukche Advanced Landing Ground
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IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Operator Indian Airforce
Location Ladakh, India

Fukche Advanced Landing Ground is one of the numerous Advanced Landing Grounds built in India during and after the 1962 Sino-Indian War.

LocationEdit

It is located within 2.5 kilometers[1] of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China in the Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, at position 32° 56' 15 North 79° 12' 48 East.

HistoryEdit

The airfield had been out of use after the 1962 Sino-Indian war. It was reopened on 4 November 2008 by the Indian Airforce, when an AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Airforce successfully landed on the airfield.[2]

FacilitiesEdit

The airfield is currently under refurbishment and currently has no equipment or facilities to accommodate large transport aircraft or fighter jets.[3]

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