IAF deploys Tejas fighter jets near Pakistan border

New Delhi: India has deployed Tejas Fighter jets on the Pakistan border to avoid any laxity on the Pakistan border, while there is tension reigning on the Chinese border. The government sources, while talking to a news agency, said that this is to send a message that India is prepared to retaliate against any aggression by the enemy. Whereas, this also makes it clear that India is ready to fight on both the borders.   

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After China deceitfully martyred 20 Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley, the movements of the Indian Airforce have increased in the Ladakh sector. The Airforce has delivered a message to China with the deployment of Sukhoi-30MKI jaguar and Mirage 2000 fighter jets near the China border. Whereas, the Rafale fighter jets, recently inducted in the Indian Airforce, have also been deployed at the Ambala airbase, to retaliate against any enemy aggression.   

A few days ago, Pakistan increased the deployment of F-16 fighter jets, near the Indian border. It is said that India has delivered a message to Pakistan, with the deployment of the Tejas fighter jets. Whereas, Pakistan, carrying out inciting activities on the Line of Control in Jammu-Kashmir, has been sent an appropriate message, through this deployment. The first squadron of Tejas fighter jets from the Flying Daggers unit that played an important role in the 1965 war has been deployed near the Pakistan border.  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, made mention of the Tejas fighter jets, during his Independence Day speech. The Prime Minister assured during the speech that the government intends to purchase 83 more Tejas fighter jets and an agreement to that effect will be signed soon. Tejas is said to be an alternative for the Russian MiG-26 fighter jets. In view of this, the importance of Tejas increases further. Meanwhile, the Flying Bullets unit, which played a vital role in the 1971 war, was equipped with the second Tejas squadron, in the presence of IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria. This Tejas Squadron will be based at the Sulur airbase in Tamil Nadu. 

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