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Air bases around Delhi put on high alert ahead of R-Day

Last Updated: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 14:36

New Delhi: In the run up to Republic Day on Jan 26, the Delhi airport and Hindon air base in nearby Ghaziabad were put on heightened alert on Saturday.

"It is a routine alert done ahead of Republic Day," a senior Indian Air Force (IAF) official said, requesting anonymity.

All the air defence components have been put in a state of utmost readiness.

"The Delhi Integrated Air Defence has been put on high alert. The air defence at the airbases in and around the capital will be in a state of readiness to counter any incoming threat from the sky," the official added.


First Published: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 14:36
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