Pakistan activates satellite air bases near Afghan and India borders
The Pakistan Air Force has opened an air base on its eastern flank in Balochistan, which is close to Afghanistan, at a time when Pakistani intelligence agencies are openly engaging in Afghan politics. Two more satellite sites, Kotli and Rawalkot, have been activated along the Indian border, according to news agency ANI. According to the sources, the Pakistan Air Force operates from 12 active and equal satellite bases.
The Pakistan Air Force uses these bases for operational readiness on a regular basis, and the frequency has increased since India's Balakot air strike in February 2019, when Indian Mirage 2000 fighters were able to fly in and out of Pakistan territory undetected and unchallenged,” according to a news report by ANI citing sources. According to the report, Indian services are constantly watching Pakistani actions because all of the country's bases are effectively monitored by Indian radars and other systems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.