Source : Indian Defence Updates (IDU)
|A Rafale aircraft was being inducted into the No. 101 Sqn of Indian Air Force, at AFS Hasimara in Alipurduar district, West Bengal, on July 28, 2021 (File Photo)|
The Hasimara Air Force Station that fields the second squadron of Indian Air Force Rafale fighter jet is getting massive upgrades to protect the base from Chinese attack but also to enhance its operational capabilities.
The Hasimara Air Force station has got improved taxiways, new generation hardened aircraft shelters and new munition storage facilities according to the year-end review report published by the Ministry of Defence.
Over the last few years, the #IndianAirForce base at Hasimara has seen significant improvements & developments, hosting the Rafale medium multi-role combat aircraft, the airbase aims to enhance #India‘s ability towards defending against any territorial encroachments in the sector pic.twitter.com/4x85NVUbUF
— Damien Symon (@detresfa_) December 18, 2022
The Govt of India will develop the whole district of Alipurduar to a civil enclave to operate civilian passenger aircraft flights, this has also been a long standing demand of the people in the area for a second airport for