In a move to increase its muscles, the Indian Air Force has decided to activate civil airfield of Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun. For a test run, IAF will deploy its two Su30mki’s for two days operation from the airfield.
“The detachment would operate from the airfield for two days from Feb 19 for area familiarization before returning to their parent base,” the Indian Air Force said.
“As a routine exercise of activating civil airfield by the IAF, a detachment of two Su-30 MKI aircraft would operate from Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun,”-IAF added.
The move is also seen as countermeasures against China who is also increasing its presence in the bordering area. The airfield is close to China and is located in Uttrakhand.