Country: India Region: Jammu & Kashmir
Latitude: 34° 39' 9" N Longitude: 77° 22' 32" E
Area use / Military Branches: Airbase & garrison
Thoise airbase, ICAO: VI57. THOISE is no real name but an acronym for: Transit Halt Of Indian Soldiers Enroute (to Siachen).
The airstrip is a critical facility enabling a quick airlift of men and material from the Indian mainland to Siachen, a glacier, helipad and battleground near the Actual Ground Position Line between India and Pakistan.
Thoise also has a small temporary garrison.
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