Farkhor Air Base Indian Air Force in Tajikistan
Not many people are aware that Indian Air Force exists in Tajikistan at Farkhor Air Base in collaboration with Tajikistan Air Force ( TAF ) , Lastly former President of Pakistan Prevaiz Musharraf raised his concerns about Indian Forces existence in the region from where they can reach Pakistan within minutes.
This information on the Wikipedia is completely outdated infact Google Earth doesn’t show you the exact picture of the ground .
Farkhor Air Base is a military air base located near the town of Farkhor inTajikistan, 130 kilometers (81 mi) south east of the capital Dushanbe. It is operated by the Indian Air Force in collaboration with the Tajikistan Air Force. Farkhor is India‘s first and only military base outside its territory.
Indian Air Forces does not only exists in the Tajikistan but Afghanistan with a valid permission by United States Government, It is unclear at this moment how many air bases Indian Air Force controls in Afghanistan but Farkhor Air Base and Indo-Tajik collabaration has a long history in military exchange, which emerged alarm for Pakistan Air Force.
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It is interesting to see how Indians see the Geographical Map in which huge portion of SWAT Valley along with Gilgit–Baltistan comes inbetween separates India from Tajikistan and Afghanistan there is no land route for India in reality .
India is forgetting China right from the start by making out-country stations for any future war engagements – India does not have good military relations with China back in 1962 China and India that occurred.The disputed Himalayan border was the main pretext for war, but other issues played a role, before the War, there had been a series of violent border incidents after the 1959 Tibetan uprising, when India had granted asylum to the Dalai Lama.
India initiated a Forward Policy in which it placed outposts along the border, including several north of the McMahon Line, the eastern portion of a Line of Actual Control proclaimed by Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in 1959.
Before the war, both countries had posts in Aksai Chin and patrolled there. Since the end of the war, Aksai Chin has been under complete Chinese control, A month long war ended with Chinese Victory .
It’s been a decade Indian existence in Tajikistan and Farkhor Air base controlled by Indian Air Force and in recent past Afghanistan as well, In The past Pakistan and India had 3 Wars along with Kargil Conflict over Kashmir. This time Indian strategy is moving out of the terrotry and placing the pins over and above Pakistan, If Needed – very much understandable but Indian shouldn’t under-estimate Pakistani Air Force nor Chinese Military and Political support to Pakistan.
Sooner or Later things will get messy over Kashmir issue hasn’t been resolved as Indian Prime Minister says Kashmir is India’s RIB, whereas Pakistan still seeks toward United Nation Security Council for the free and fair elections in the Kashmir Region.
Indo-Russia relations are no longer strong as they were a decade back but still both countries coordinate each other in the military field.
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