外文标题：IAF jet lands successfully on Yamuna expressway
NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force has carried out a successful trial of landing a combat jet on a road runway.
The IAF's Mirage 2000 successfully landed on Yamuna expressway near Mathura on Thursday.
It's a kind of first for military aviation in India.
The aircraft landed at about 6:40am, senior IAF officers said, adding that the force has plans to activate more such stretches on highways in the future.
The IAF has been considering the use of national highways for emergency landing by fighter aircraft.
sumansankarghosh Ghosh (Kenya)
A good step for war readiness. This should be done across thee country.
Prasad Rasal (Pune)
Congratulations Indian Air Force !!!
Road runway is a very good idea,will be of tremendous use in emergencies or wars. This facility must be provided on most of the highways.
nitin (New Delhi)
just wondering whether pilot paid the toll... congratulations IAF
Pakistan can land fighter jets on house tops.Even US is allowed to do that in Pakistan provided they get $ for each landing.
Lakshmi (Unknown) 0 min ago
Though a question comes to mind .. as in why we didn't conducted similar tests earlier ....still it cant take the glory of this achievement !
Kallol Dasgupta (Kolkata)
Finesse and precision from IAF. You make India proud. Now they can operate from highways where there are no airfields available.
Smita Sinha ()
congrats to IAF for this wonderful experiment
done..!! Really great job!! Keep it up in make in INDIA
Surprised to notice here that India is behind Pakistan in this matter.