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IAF proposes firing range near Munisiyari

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

The (IAF) central command today sought the government's permission for opening a firing range near Munisiyari in district, an said.

The firing range will be used for target practice from air to land, officers ofthe IAF central command who met at the secretariat here said.

Giving details of the location identified for the project, Wing said it is away from populated area and would cause no harm to the environment nor pose a danger of landslides as only low intensity bombs are used for target practice.

"It fulfils all security norms", the wing said adding it will be used for only three weeks in a year.

The officers thanked the for support in re-activating air strips at Dharasu, Gauchar and

Expressing the state government's readiness to provide all support to the in view of the strategic importance of Uttarakhand, Rawat said permission for the firing range will be granted once a formal proposal is received and examined, officials said.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 17:20 IST
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