Nine Tejas Mk.1 reach AFS Sulur for the official ceremony todayJul 01,2018 SOURCE: Indiandefensenews
Nine Tejas Mk.1 reach AFS Sulur for the official ceremony today The No 45 Squadron 'Flying Daggers' will be welcomed to their new home Air Force Station (AFS) Sulur from their raising ground in Bengaluru. According to Air Commodore A K Puntambekar, air officer commanding (AOC), AFS Sulur, said Flying Daggers will be the first fighter squadron under Southern Air Command (SAC) operating from 11 degree North Latitude. Group captain Samrath Dhankhar (Danny), who took over as the commanding officer of Flying Daggers recently, said that his boys were happy that two years of hard work raising the squadron in Bengaluru has finally reached the intended results. “We are happy that we have nine fighters with us. We would have loved to see more numbers. The journey has been inspiring and we have been well received by other squadrons already here at AFS Sulur,” said Dhankhar. He said the lessons from the recently concluded Gagan Shakti Exercise have boosted the confidence of his boys. “Definitely Gagan Shakti Exercise was a turning point for the squadron. The platform did exactly and more of what it was expected to do as a contemporary fighter. We are beginning a new era from July 1 from AFS Sulur, though we are not celebrating yet as we want more fighters to fly out of the HAL hangars and join the squadron at the earliest,” he added.