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Renovated,Tezpur IAF base ready to take Sukhois

The Indian Air Force base at Tezpur in northern Assam,which also has the headquarters of the Army’s Four Corps responsible for protecting India’s border..

The Indian Air Force base at Tezpur in northern Assam,which also has the headquarters of the Army’s Four Corps responsible for protecting India’s border with China in Arunachal Pradesh,is becoming a major hub for Sukhoi fighter planes.

Renovation of the Tezpur IAF base has been already completed,and the first batch of Sukhoi fighters will arrive on June 15,when the Air Force formally declares the base reopened. This incidentally will be the first squadron of Su-30MKI fighters to move so close to the Chinese border,which is hardly about 150 kms from Tezpur.

Tezpur,which was till 2007 the most important training base for young officers of MiG21 aircraft of the Indian Air Force,had assumed prominence during the Chinese aggression of 1962,when the Chinese had advanced towards the town after taking control of Tawang and Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh.