Mizoram to have surveillance radar, four combat aircraft

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    AIZWAL: 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 K K 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.

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    IAF to set up radar, station fighters in Mizoram

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) will install a surveillance radar and station fighter aircraft in mountainous Mizoram, bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh, an official release said Thursday.

    The issue came up in a meeting between Eastern Air Command chief Air Marshal K.K. Nohwar and Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in Aizawl.

    "The IAF Eastern Air Command chief informed Lal Thanhawla that the surveillance radar would be commissioned at Zokhawtlang in southern Mizoram," the release said.

    "Schools, canteen, recreation centres, amusement parks and many more amenities would be developed at the radar site and those can be useful of local people," it added.

    Nohwar also said that the IAF would also position at least four jet combat aircraft at Lengpui airport, 15 km north of Aizawl, for which suitable land would be required to the west of the runway for construction of hangars, each 35 by 25 metres in size.

    The chief minister has confirmed that no hurdles would be made by the Mizoram government in this venture and it would extend all possible help to the IAF in its proposed projects.

    "The Mizoram government would leave no stone unturned in its efforts towards strengthening of the Indian defence in bordering Mizoram, if at all it can play a role, in the defence sector," the official release quoted Lal Thanhawla as saying.

    Nohwar, who is now touring several northeastern states, met Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and Chief Secretary S.K. Panda in Agartala Wednesday and discussed "some strategic matters", a Tripura government release said.

    IAF to set up radar, station fighters in Mizoram - World News, 222334
     
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