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Indian Air Force to deploy more fighter aircraft along Pak border

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Apr 21, IRNA -- Strengthening its presence along Pakistan border, Indian Air Force will deploy two squadrons of its frontline air superiority Su-30MKI fighter in Jodhpur.

'We have decided to deploy two squadrons of Su-30MKI fighter squadrons in Jodhpur in next two years,' South Western Air Command chief Air Marshal A K Gogoi told reporters in Jodhpur, a city of Rajasthan state.

Gogoi is on a three-day visit to the air force bases in and around Jodhpur.

Jodhpur will be the first Su-30MKI base along the Pakistan border. Till now, the IAF has deployed its main strike fighter in Lohegaon near Pune, Bareilly, and Tezpur and Chabua in Assam.

IAF also plans to deploy the aircraft at its Halwara air base in Punjab.

IAF has started operating Su-30s in high-altitude areas too and its squadrons on a regular basis practice flights from the Leh air base in Jammu and Kashmir.

Talking about strengthening air surveillance capabilities, Gogoi said Medium Power Radars have been deployed under the Command, which will be the first one to use them.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30349061

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