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IAF to set up training base at Kodikkarai in Tamil Nadu

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NAGAPATTINAM (PTI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to set up a training base at Kodikkarai, a coastal town in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, and an aerial survey has been conducted to identify the site for the project, officials said.

Officials of the IAF led by Captain A S Abhyankar, Air Wing Commander, Thanjavur Air Force Station, and Nagapattinam District Collector S Pazhaniswamy undertook an aerial survey of the 22,000 acre land owned by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department in Kodikkarai area on Wednesday.

Pazhaniswamy said the district administration would submit a report to the state government on the findings of the aerial survey for further action.

IAF has already established a Radar station at Kodikkarai for surveillance along the Palk Bay and Palk Strait.

The Union Defence Ministry has requested the state government to allot land for the training base at Kodikkarai.

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IAF  Training  Base  Radar  Defence  Tamil Nadu  
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