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Tawang Air Force Station
Tawang Air Force station or Tawang AFS is very much a helipad operating in India’s northeastern region. This helipad is located in the northeastern Arunachal Pradesh state. The ownership and operation of this small airbase is mainly under security forces—Indian Air Forces. The security forces keep control over this heliport whose location is at 27.58846092224121 latitude and 91.87769317626953 longitudes respectively. This heliport is located at the elevation of 8756 ft., from the sea level and is best known in the whole Asian region for the distinctness it maintains by its location and setup.
Tawang AFS had been established by the Government of India which kept in view the border security needs of the country from northeastern side where different states especially Arunachal Pradesh do share their borers with the neighboring country, China. With its status of a heliport, this tiny airport also plays pivotal role to maintain the system for security training, monitoring and other types of security arrangements besides this airport having been developed to keep itself ready to counter any unforeseen warlike scenes which might occur in this area being one to share the international border.
Nearby airports like Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport and Tezpur Airports are located at the distance of 167 and 133 kilometers from Tawang AFS respectively. This heliport remains well connected with nearby airports operating for both armed forces as well as those serving the general masses under commercial operations to connect all the northeastern states with rest part of the country and the world.
Tawang Air Force Station or Tawang AFS geographically coordinates at 27°35'19N 91°52'40E and is mainly an important training and air strike airbase controlled by the Indian Air Forces. Other airports located at the closest distance to this helipad include Guwahati International Airport, Barapani Airport, Shillong, Lhasa Gonggar Airport and the Sichuan Airport in the nearby country, China et al. Tawang AFS does remain in the limelight for its Air operations and occasional operation of the jets to monitor security measures in the border areas which are integral to keep the security system of the country in order. As weather and climatic conditions differ here from the rest part of the country and at times situations are unlike the plains this helipad proves an important linking channel for security vigilance and to keep the country’s borders secure and protected from any external threat.
Tawang AFS helipad operates with its runway which support to the Air Force jets and to continue various training projects. This runway is still not ready for any of the commercial operation as it mainly remains a helipad and the tiny airbase rather than being an airport to control or operate the domestic air operations. That is why its runway is still not developed on large scale or modernized for bigger operations.
Units at Tawang AFS
Tawang AFS is a helipad which also remains one of the strongest Units for the Air Forces operation from this region of India. The forces are always involved in various types of training sessions, so are the operation of fighter jets training under the northeastern command to keep the country’s northeastern borders in better control with the best possible manner for vigilance. Units operating here and surrounding areas do coordinate with the nearby airbases or airports for perfect operation.