It will boost Force's presence in South Western Sector
Providing further boost to its presence in the South Western Sector, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will get a new airfield at Phalodi in Rajasthan with the base capable of taking all types of operations.
The airfield is located between Jaisalmer and Jodhpur and the IAF fighter jets can touch Pakistan border in close to five minutes. The airfield complete with modern infrastructure will be inaugurated by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik, on Tuesday. The airfield will further bridge the gap in air defence in the western sector.
The government approved the formation of the airbase in 2000 considering the geo-political scenario and the need for in-built flexibility in operational requirements for the IAF.