Friday, 3 June 2011

Surveillance Radar And Fighter Aircraft For Indian State Of Mizoram

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.