TEZPUR, Sept 25 - The Air Force Station, Tezpur is preparing for celebrating the 84th anniversary of the Indian Air Force on October 8. The Station on September 23 provided insight into its offensive and operational readiness, be it peacetime operations or in the face of enemy.
�Air Force Station, Tezpur is one of the main fighter bases of the Eastern Air Command and was formed on September 29, 1959, said Wing Commander Mahesh, by adding that the Tezpur air base was established in the year 1942-43 during World War II.� He added that over the years, the station has transformed itself into a very important base in the IAF by inducting the latest aircraft and weapons in its inventory and is always ready to respond promptly and effectively to deal with any contingency. He further added that after the induction of two SUK 30 squadrons, now a squadron of Akash Missile has been inducted to the Tezpur Air Force base.
�The Tezpur Air Force Station is located at an average distance of 172 km from the China border, 146 km from the Myanmar border and 160 km from the Bangladesh border,� he said. �The three nearest airfields in China are almost 350 km away from this base and in the future Brahmos missiles would be inducted into the base, he said. �The base was equipped with B 24 liberator in World War II but now it is equipped with a latest fighter like SUK 30, and it has post-2000 vintage equipment.� He further added that over the last eight decades, the IAF has modernised itself into a professional force that ranks among the most competent and respected air force in the world.
�The Air Force Station is always ready to face any challenge�, said KVR Raju, Air Officer Commodore, Tezpur Air Force Station, and that it is well-equipped to face the enemy and to conduct peace time operations.