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Pathankot airbase head transferred, IAF calls it ‘routine’

ByPTI, New Delhi
Feb 20, 2016 09:39 PM IST

Air Commodore JS Dhamoon, the head of the Pathankot air base which was attacked last month by Pakistani terrorists, is being transferred to Delhi.

Air Commodore JS Dhamoon, the head of the Pathankot air base which was attacked last month by Pakistani terrorists, is being transferred to Delhi.

An Indian security personnel stands guard on a building at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Pathankot in Punjab.(Reuters File)
An Indian security personnel stands guard on a building at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Pathankot in Punjab.(Reuters File)

IAF officials have described his transfer to the national capital as a “routine” one.

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Dhamoon, Air Officer Commanding (AOC), had taken over the charge of the Pathankot air base in July, 2014 and is likely to be replaced by Air Commodore Anuj Mishra who is moving in from Bengaluru.

“Any tenure between one and half years to two years for an AOC is a normal tenure. Air Commodore Dhamoon falls in the bracket of completion of normal tenure,” an IAF spokesperson said on Saturday.

Dhamoon’s transfer comes less than two months after the Pathankot airbase came under attack by heavily-armed terrorists who managed to breach the perimeter.

An inquiry into the incident and the breach of the air base is underway and a security audit of all major bases has also been carried out in the wake of the brazen attack that left seven soldiers killed.

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