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Indian Air Force fighter air strips not completely ready, impact on military preparations: CAG report

In an important report, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) pointed to the shortcomings in the preparation of the Indian Air Force in the airstrips adjacent to the border areas. The CAG has cited lack of refueling, radar and armaments maintenance equipment in these airports. The report puts a question mark on the preparedness of the Indian Air Force and its effect on other fighting forces.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said that there are many flaws in these airstrips. The lack of various equipment and weak infrastructure, is affecting the preparation of the IAF and this will create a havoc in dealing with any potential challenges from the enemies. The report of the CAG presented on Tuesday in Parliament has said that the government had decided to improve the facilities in these airports in 2011. This decision was made under the modernization of infrastructure facilities in the airports, but nothing in most of them has changed. The CAG has said in the report that in the event of a war, it is very important for the airports to be fully prepared for air operations. Audit of CAG has found that the facilities in IAF airports have been inadequate, which has an impact on its preparation.

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