IAF’s new airbase at Phalodi, Rajasthan
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  • Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik inaugurated a new airfield with ‘modern infrastructure’ at Phalodi in Rajasthan. The airfield, located between Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, is around 100 km from the international border with Pakistan. A government note stated “with specific consideration to the geo-political scenario and the need for in-built flexibility in operational requirements,” the new air base was approved by the government in April 2000.1