The Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon induct Rafale aircraft in the Northeast region and ready for full operationalization of eight more Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) in the region.

Shillong-based Defence PRO Ratnakar Singh said that, the Rafale aircraft will be inducted in the region soon in addition of Chinook and Apache helicopters.

“In the Eastern Command region, we recently operationalized Vijaynagar ALG in Arunachal Pradesh which is now fit for fixed-wing operation. With the completion of the Vijaynagar ALG, the project to operationalize eight ALGs including Along, Walong, Mechuka has been fully successful. As per the new acquisition, the IAF is getting, a number of them are coming to the Eastern Air Command as well,” the Defence PRO said.

He further said that, the women in the Indian Air Force are now operating Hawk, Mig-21 and will soon operationalize other fighter aircraft.

By adding to its operational capabilities, the Indian Air Force on Thursday displayed its fighter aircraft like Sukhoi Su–30MKI, ALH MK-III helicopter, Akash missile, advanced radar systems, other modern equipment, arms and exercised and operated its fighter jets in Tezpur based air force station – located in the northern bank of Assam.

The Eastern Air Command (EAC) had conducted the aircraft and ALH MK-III helicopter operational exercise in the air force station.

The IAF showcased low-level aerobatics by Sukhoi SU-30MKI, static display of aircraft and combat display by the guards.

The IAF conducted the exercise and showed its ability in case of war-like situation and attack from the enemy.

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About Hemanta Kr Nath


Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.