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India’s Himalayan State Sikkim Gets Its First Airport

India’s Himalayan State Sikkim Gets Its First Airport (Photo: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images. Image for representation only).

By: Radhakrishna N S

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pakyong Airport in Sikkim on Monday (24). This is the first airport in the Himalayan state and the 100th airport in the country. Addressing a large public gathering on the occasion, Modi described the day as a historic one for Sikkim, and an important one for India. He said that with Pakyong Airport, the country has hit a century of airports. The prime minister also mentioned the young cricketer from Sikkim, Nilesh Lamichanay, who recently became the first cricketer from the State to score a century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, a limited overs cricket tournament involving…

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