Updated: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMT | By India Syndicate
A look back at C-130J-30 Super Hercules: In pictures

A C-130 Super Hercules aircraft crashes in Madhya Pradesh reportedly killing two. We capture historic moments of this transport aircraft

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In a show of strength to China, the Indian Air Force landed its C-130J Super Hercules transport plane at the world's highest Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) airstrip in Ladakh near the Line of Actual Control, the scene of a stand-off with Chinese troops in April 2013.

The achievement enabled the armed forces to use the heavy-lift aircraft to induct troops, supplies, improve communication network and also serve as a morale booster for maintenance of troops positioned there. The airfield was reactivated by the IAF in 2008 with the landing of an Antonov-32 aircraft there from Chandigarh after it was last used in the 1965 war with Pakistan.

We take you to 2011, when the C-130J-30 Super Hercules was inducted into the IAF.

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