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20 January 2011

Air Force to Set up Defence Radar Station in Mizoram

350px-Radar_antennaAizawl, Jan 20 : The Indian Air Force (IAF) will set up an air defence radar station (ADRS) in Mizoram bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh, an official release said here Wednesday.

‘The ADRS would be set up at Zopuitlang in Lunglei district in southern Mizoram, for which 300 acres of land has been identified jointly by the IAF and the civil administration of the Mizoram government,’ the release said.

The Eastern Air Command chief, Air Marshal K.K. Nohwar Wednesday held a meeting with Mizoram Governor Lt. Gen. (Retd) M.M. Lakhera and discussed the matter. Land, revenue and settlement commissioner R.L Rinawma was also present at the meeting.

‘Nohwar has also sought land for setting up of a base station for the IAF aircraft at Lengpui airport in Mamit district in western Mizoram,’ it added.

The mountainous northeastern state of Mizoram shares a 404-km international border with Myanmar and 318-km border with Bangladesh.

Nohwar has asked Lakhera to assist the Mizoram government in organising an international festival on life, culture and traditional customs of different ethnic societies.

The senior IAF official said that a state-of-the-art fully equipped archery range of international standard is being set up by his command headquarter at Meghalaya capital Shillong.

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