Posted on 07/03/2016
India has stepped up her air defence on the western border with the stationing of squadron of Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jets at Jodhpur Air base. With this, the air base becomes the most powerful air base in South Asia, Commanding Aryan Gaekwad said.
Gaekwad was talking to reporters at the function of 79th Air Force Day on Tuesday. A total of 100 fighter jets and a hundred missiles are stationed at the Jodhpur air base,
The base is also equipped with modern radar and communication systems that enable the officers to give a quick response to any foreign fighter jet or foreign planes in the air domain of the country.
Officer Anurag Rai said the Royal Flying Club was started in Jodhpur in 1931 by the then king Umaid Singh with two planes. The air base was later upgraded in 1950 after the formation of Indian Air Force.