8 Apache helicopters to be deployed at Pathankot airbase today, the strength of airforce will increase further
Pathankot: Apache helicopters with modern technology and firepower from the US will be deployed at the Pathankot airbase on Tuesday. 22 Apache helicopters have been signed from the US, with 11 deployed in Pathankot along the Pak border and 11 in Jorhat in Assam along the China border. The first fleet of 8 Apaches will be deployed on Tuesday. This will make it easy to monitor the movements of Pakistan and China.
An Air Force official told the news agency that Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa will be present at the induction ceremony at the Pathankot airbase. The deployment of Apache will further strengthen the strength of the Indian Air Force. The deployment of Apache in the Airforce is being done at a time when Dhanoa has given a statement that we are flying a 40-year-old fighter. The Air Chief himself has arrived here since Sunday.
Pathankot and Punjab region has been targeted by terrorists
A unit of Russian-made Mi-25 and Mi-35 helicopters are currently deployed at the Pathankot airbase. Army spokesman Colonel Devendra Anand says that this will increase the operational capability of the Air Force and cover the LoC and IB along the Pakistan border up to Jammu and Kashmir. Actually, this area of Pathankot and Punjab has been targeted by Pakistani terrorists. In 2016, terrorists attacked the airbase and tried to move towards the technical area to keep fighter aircraft safe.