Shillong: The Indian Air Force station at Tezpur in the eastern state of Assam, tasked with keeping an eye on the hostile Arunachal Pradesh frontier bordering China-occupied Tibet will boast of a full complement of Sukhoi-30 MKIs by October this year.
The infrastructure of the airbase has been upgraded said air force officials. According to air officer commanding-in-chief of the Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal SK Bhan, "the up-gradation work at the air base has been completed and a full complement of the fighter jets would be deployed at the base by October."
"Su-30s have operated from the air base when the planes were formally inducted in the base on15 June," Air Marshal Bhan said.
He declined to quantify the number of squadrons of these state-of-the art Sukhoi jets the air force was likely to deploy in the north east, saying the number was dependent on the air force's assessment.