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LIEUTENANT GENERAL OF MYANMAR AIR FORCE VISITS SITE FOR A NEW AIR DEFENCE BASE NEAR THE BANGLDESH BORDER

Maungdaw, 18th February 02
Air Defence  Chief Lieutenant General Soe Win visited Maungdaw township on the Naf river, opposite the border of Bangladesh, our correspondent reported.

On 9th February, the Air Defence Chief accompanied by the Western Command Commander Brigadier Maung Oo,  Tactical Brigade Commander Lieutenant Colonel Aung Naing Tun, Nasaka (Immigration and Security forces) Commander Lieutenant Colonel Aung Ngwe flew in a military helicopter to a 1975 foot high hill-top which was used as a military base by the Allied troops during the Second World War.  The high powered defence group visited the spot for over one hour in the morning and met with Lieutenant Colonel Win Myint, the commander of the battalion 232 stationed there.   Earlier a group of military engineers made a feasibility study of the site for a probable air defence base, it was learnt.

On making an inquiry about the visit, an unnamed source in the defence forces said that,  plans are going on for constructing a hilltop air defence base there.  #