GETTYThe Prime Minister's office approved the plans after the recent tensions with China
The proposal, originally pitched in 2015, is strongly backed by the Prime Minister's office after recent border tensions with China.
The Indian Defence Ministry will spend an estimated £555 billion ($750 billion) on next-generation shelters on eastern and northeastern airfields that border China.
The hangars are designed to withstand missiles and bombs of up to 2,000 pounds.Related articles
Last year a parliamentary panel on defence raised concerns about the lack of hardened shelters for frontline aircraft.
The committee said: "The IAF is already short of planes, and worse than that is hardened shelters are not available for even the limited number of aircraft that is available with the service…
“The committee desires that there should not be any delay in execution, as such delays have become a common feature of all the projects.”