Mizoram to have surveillance radar, four combat aircraft

Last Updated: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 18:07

Aizawl: Mizoram will fully cooperate with
the Indian Air Force for installing a surveillance radar and
for stationing four combat aircraft in this strategic north
eastern state, an official statement said here on Thursday.

A large area would be required for the surveillance
radar at Zokhawtlang in south Mizoram, for which detailed
survey was being undertaken, the statement said after Air
Marshal KK Nohwar, AOC-in-C, Eastern Air Command met Chief
Minister Lal Thanhawla.

Nohwar said that as the IAF wanted at least four
combat aircraft to be stationed at the lone Lengpui Airport,
land would be required for the construction of four blast
pans.

Modern facilities including schools, amusement parks
and canteens would also be constructed to benefit the local
population, the statement said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 18:07

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