Sardar Baldev Singh, Defence Minister, laid the foundation-stone of the 2,700-acre permanent Indian Air Force Station - the first of its kind to be built in India - on Sunday, March 5, 1950, at Agra. The Agra Station was one of the three to be established in India at that time. The remaining two were at Poona and Kalaikunda near Calcutta. All the three permanent Air Force Stations were constructed after the pattern of some of the most modern air force stations of the world.
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