Pakistan installs 9 state-of-the-art surveillance radars to defend airspace as tensions escalate with India

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Karachi Jinnah Terminal, Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore, and the New Islamabad Airport are the stations where new radar systems have been installed.

The modern wars do require safety and security at multiple fronts including at sea, aerial security alongside confronting the enemy on the ground. As the tensions between the South Asian neighbors, India and Pakistan are unreasonably high after BJP’s move to revoke the special status of lone Muslim majority Indian administered region so Pakistan’s CAA decided to install nine state-of-the-art surveillance radars at various airports in order to boost the aerial security.

The clouds of threats and fear persist because in the past there have been events of the war between the neighbors resulting in the losses of life and property. Another big concern that creates the hype is that both the countries are nuclear-armed states as of now unlike the confrontations of the past.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), reportedly, installed nine surveillance radars at various airports to further strengthen the aerial security. Each station of the upgraded, wide-ranging radars has an ability to locate and identify aircraft from a wide range.

Karachi Jinnah Terminal, Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore, and the New Islamabad Airport are the stations where new radar systems have been installed. Apart from these locations, radars have also been placed at critical locations at Pansi, Rojhan, and Lakpass.

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Three of the aforementioned stations are equipped with primary surveillance whilst six radars have a secondary surveillance facility that was made in the Czech Republic and Spain respectively.

The new radar systems are fully integrated with the Central Air Traffic Management System. A CAA official said, reported by ProPakistani, that the inclusion of technology would improve airspace security.

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