World's Highest Airfield Unveiled: Can You Guess the Height?

By Srikanto Mandal 14 Sept, 2023

The BRO is set to construct the world's highest fighter airfield in the Nyoma region of Ladakh.

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is responsible for constructing and maintaining infrastructure in challenging terrains across India.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will lay the foundation stone for the Nyoma Airfield project on September 12, 2023, at Devak Bridge in Jammu.

The Nyoma Airfield aims to enhance the air infrastructure in Ladakh and bolster the Indian Air Force's capabilities along the northern borders.

Nyoma, the world's highest airfield, is situated at an impressive altitude of 4,180m (13,710ft). The cost of the project is Rs 218 crore.

Nyoma is a principal village of southern Ladakh in India, the headquarters of Indian Air Force Base in the Leh district.

Nyoma is home to an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) of Indian Air Force that was built in 1962.

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