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Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns photographer on the way to Sikkim

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the Himalayan state of Sikkim where he inaugurated the Pakyong Airport today. On his way to Sikkim, Prime Minister Modi turned photographer and shared some beautiful pictures of the north-eastern state with the hashtag #IncredibleIndia on microblogging site Twitter, calling it “enchanting and incredible”. The prime minister also described the Himalayan state as “serene and splendid”. PM Modi reached Sikkim in an MI-8 chopper from Bagdogra in West Bengal and was received by Governor Ganga Prasad, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at the Libing Army Helipad on Sunday. The Pakyong greenfield airport is located around 60 km from the Indo-China border

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 September 2018, 01:29:04 PM
Sikkim Airport

Sikkim Airport

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the Himalayan state of Sikkim where he inaugurated the Pakyong greenfield airport today. On his way to Sikkim, Prime Minister Modi turned photographer and shared some beautiful pictures of the north-eastern state with the hashtag #IncredibleIndia on microblogging site Twitter, calling it “enchanting and incredible”. The prime minister also described the Himalayan state as “serene and splendid”. PM Modi reached Sikkim in an MI-8 chopper from Bagdogra in West Bengal and was received by Governor Ganga Prasad, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at the Libing Army Helipad on Sunday
Sikkim Airport

Sikkim Airport

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The Pakyong Airport is a Greenfield airport 30-km from Gangtok. It is the 100th operational airport in the country
Sikkim Airport

Sikkim Airport

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The runway of the Pakyong airport, built on the mountainous terrain, is around 1.7 kilometres long and 30 metres wide
Sikkim Airport

Sikkim Airport

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The Pakyong airport has been built at an elevation of about 4,700 feet
Sikkim Airport

Sikkim Airport

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The Pakyong Airport has been skilfully engineered to include soil reinforcement and slope stabilisation techniques in context of the altitude