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Friday, December 21, 2007

Indian Air Force To Set Up base Near Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu


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The Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon have a full-fledged fighter base near Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.

It will be utilised to keep an eye on the major sea-lanes of communication which carry over 60 per cent of the world trade, including oil, to energy starved countries in east Asia and India, said a senior official here.

The move is part of the plans to maintain the southern components of the armed forces in fighting fit condition.

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