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In a significant milestone for civil aviation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an Indian Air Force (IAF) owned Narrow-body Airbus A321 successfully completed a nighttime landing at INS Utkrosh airfield today. This achievement reflects the collaborative efforts of the Indian Navy, the Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC), and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in upgrading the airfield infrastructure.

The nighttime landing capability at INS Utkrosh opens new doors for increased air traffic and improved connectivity to the island chain. Civilian airlines will now be able to operate flights during evening and night hours, providing greater flexibility for passengers and businesses. This development is expected to boost tourism, trade, and overall economic activity in the region.

The successful nighttime landing is a testament to the coordinated efforts of various stakeholders. The Indian Navy played a crucial role in upgrading the airfield infrastructure at INS Utkrosh to meet stringent nighttime operational standards. The Andaman & Nicobar Command provided logistical support, and the AAI ensured the availability of necessary air traffic control and navigational aids.

This achievement exemplifies the importance of infrastructure development in nation-building. Upgrading critical facilities like airfields not only strengthens national security but also fosters economic growth and regional integration. The improved connectivity to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands will contribute to the overall development of the archipelago.