IAF to deploys new C-130J squadron in West Bengal

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  1. Air

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    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has now decided to deploy its additional six C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft at Panagarh in West Bengal-- the likely location of a proposed Army Mountain Corps headquarter--, and not in Odisha.

    The IAF was earlier planning to deploy the six aircraft .............Go

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    http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/iaf-to-deploy-new-c-130
     
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    pls post full articles- you can do so...believe me
     
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    This news-cast gives very Strong messages we could go for upto 30 Herc`s
     
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    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/15...J_Operations_In_August_Next_Year#.VxIJe-RJn3k

    India To Begin Six New C-130J Operations In August Next Year

    April 16, 2016

    India will begin operations of six new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from August next year at Panagarh Airbase in West Bengal.

    Air Marshal C Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief,Eastern Air Command, said contracts for additional six aircraft have already been signed and they will arrive by April next year.

    The new 87 squadron will start operations from the middle of August 2017, he said. The airbase, which is under Eastern Air Command would oversee tactical and strategic air operations in eastern theatre with the Super Hercules aircraft.

    He said the authorities are looking at support from Lockheed Martin, Hercules aircraft manufacturer, for developing the hangars, which will be made more user friendly and optimised for present requirements.

    Once the infrastructure work at the air force base is finished by the end of next month, Chief of Air Staff will come to Panagarh to review the facilities.

    Kumar said the air force station will be active in the years to come but refused to specify which aircraft will be deployed there in future.

    Panagarh, he said, is important because of its strategic and locational capabilities as it is in the hinterland and not close to the border.

    "We can keep our assets here and in case of any contingency our forces can be mobilised in any direction from here," the Eastern Air Chief said adding since the air force station close to the industrial town of Durgapur there is no shortage of manpower......
     
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    This Airbase has now be renamed after the legendary Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh.
     
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