Ambala air force center declared no flying zone
Ambala air force center declared no flying zone

Chandigarh: The areas within a radius of 4 km of the Air Force Centre at Ambala have been declared as 'No Flying Zones'  in view of the threat from moths and pigeons to Rafale jets According to sources, the Air Force Centre officials had placed the issue before the district administration, cantonment board and the forest department that pigeons and moths could threaten Rafael Jetts.

A meeting of Air Force officers, district administration and other departments was held through video conferencing. Some important decisions were also taken on the security of Rafael Jetts in the meeting, which will be implemented by the agencies. Three days ago, the Air Chief Marshal also wrote a letter to the Chief Secretary of Haryana. Thereafter, deputy commissioner Ashok Kumar Sharma has declared the area as a no flying zone by banning kite flying and flying of pet pigeons within a radius of 4 kms of air Force Centre.

He has directed the SDM of Ambala and Ambala Cantt to keep an eye on the problem and cooperate with the Air Force officers. Let me tell you that five Rafael fighter jets will be inducted into the Air Force in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on September 10. According to Union Minister Ratan Lal Kataria, PM Narendra Modi is also likely to be present in the programme.

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