The Pakistan Air Force is upgrading its Mirpur Khas forward air base with an improved runway and taxiway in the hopes of permanently deploying fighter aircraft in the area, which is less than 300 kilometres from IAF installations in Rajasthan’s Barmer and Jaisalmer, and a little further from the Bhuj airbase in Gujarat.

The Pakistan Air Force has two bases in Karachi and one even closer in Jamshoro, where the F-16 and JF-17 fighters are stationed. Jacobabad, one of the most strategic PAF bases, is also not far away.

IAF is keep close vigil to recent development even though they have not based fighter jets in the base permanently yet it is been monitored and appropriate counter moves have been made to