Jammu Airport needs expansion, says Mufti

Jammu, May 23: The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has arrived here on a two day official visit to Army formations of Northern Command accompanied by the Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh.  He was received by Lt Gen DS Hooda, the Northern Army Commander at Thoise Airfield.

Defence Minister, Manohar  Parrikar, who arrived here on a two visit to the state, called on Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed this evening.


During their meeting, which was also attended by senior officers of the State Government and Ministry of Defence, the two leaders discussed several strategic issues related to prevailing security situation in the State.

The Chief Minister took up with the Defence Minister matters related to civil aviation which included allowing night-landing facilities at Srinagar Airport and expansion and development of Jammu and Kargil Airports. He also highlighted the need for creating parking bay facilities at the strategically-located Leh Airport.

The sorting out of civil aviation issues will pave way for operation of additional flights to J&K which will go a long way in bringing down spiraling air fares during peak tourist season.

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