Jodhpur: Strengthening its presence along
Pakistan border, the Indian Air Force will deploy two
squadrons of its frontline air superiority Su-30MKI fighter
"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 here.
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
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.