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Sukhoi-30 fighter boosts Air Force’s strength on border

During the war of 1971 on the Rajasthan border, the Indian army had to wait for five hours to get help from Air Force after the Pakistani army entered Jaisalmer’s village Longewala. In the morning, the Indian Air Force was finally able to direct Hawker Hunter aircraft from Uttarlai airbase to assist the post and destroyed the Pakistan army.

Even today, the declassified tank of the Pak army in Longewala reminds us of that war. But now the Air Force has become more powerful and modern.

If there is any war-like condition, then the super-modern supersonic fighters like Sukhoi-30 flying from Jodhpur airbase can destroy the enemy army in a few minutes. Missiles can destroy the enemy’s hideout.

Here the Air Force has strengthened the air, communication and surveillance power on the Rajasthan border so that before Pak army’s fighter plane reaches the border, the fighter plane from five airbases near the border will be ready to target the enemy.

When the Pakistani army reached the Longewala of Jaisalmer in 1971 war, the help of IAF was needed but fighter aircraft could not fly in the night then. Under the leadership of the then Wing Commander ML Bawa, pilots in hunter plane took flight during dawn and did heavy bombardment in Longewala and destroyed Pakistani soldiers and their tanks. Taking lessons from that war, the Indian Army and the Air Force have already made themselves much stronger and more sophisticated.

Rajasthan has become important in many ways for the Indian Air Force.


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