Kargil gained limelight and plenty of international attention after the Indo-Pak war in 1999. If like many others, you too wish to behold the mighty views of the peaks here, then you're lucky. A full-fledged airport is soon coming to Kargil with fully operational commercial flights.
Recently, the Chief Secretary of J&K government, BVR Subrahmanyam, discussed the matter in a meeting in Delhi with the Union Secretary, Civil Aviation and other Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials. The development of current infrastructure of the Kargil Airport is currently under scrutiny.
Local news reports mention that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AAI will be signed by July 15 and construction for this project is likely to begin by the end of August end. The current runway is expected to be expanded significantly.