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IAF to develop airbase in northern region
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Issue Net Edition | Date : 24 Nov , 2010

The Indian Air Force’s Western Air Command (WAC) decided to develop its airbase and landing ground infrastructure in the entire northern region, particular in Jammu and Kashmir.

On the last day of the two-day commanders conference of the WAC in New Delhi yesterday (23-Nov-2010), it was also decided to provide a robust air maintenance operations for the Army’s Commands operating in the region under its control.

The WAC has nearly 20 airbases in the region covering Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand.

It has in the last two years opened three strategically important Advanced Landing Grounds in Daulat Beg Oldi, Fuk Che and Nyoma in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir to provide quicker access to troops during emergencies.

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