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IAF lands its largest transport aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh's Tuting

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Indian Air Force's largest transport -- -- today landed at Arunachal Pradesh's airfield which is close to the Chinese border.

The landing of the US-manufactured is seen as part of the IAF's move to strengthen its overall operations in the strategically-key border state.

"The carried out a historic landing at Advanced Landing Ground. The mission was executed flawlessly owing to its superlative performance and excellent flying skills of pilots," said an IAF

Troops of and were locked in a 73-day-long standoff in Doklam from June 16 last year after the Indian side stopped the building of a road in the disputed area by the The face-off ended on August 28.

Sources said has been keeping its troops in north Doklam and significantly ramping up its infrastructure in the disputed area.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 22:20 IST