Why is Deesa Airbase so important to the IAF’s ability to fight in war

In the worst-case scenario, Gujarat’s more than a trillion dollar industrial complex in and around Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, and Vadodara 

will be the target to economically hit India, and the Deesa air base will be the fire wall between enemy aircraft taking off from Mirpur Khas, Hyderabad, and Shahbaz F-16 airbase in Jacobabad in Pakistan. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone for Indian Air Force (IAF)’s new airbase at Deesa in Banaskantha district of Gujarat 

He said the Deesa air base, mere 130 kilometers from the Indo-Pak border, will be able to give a better response to any threat 

Although the Vajpayee government gave the Indian Air Force (IAF) an in-principle approval for the Deesa airbase back in 2000 

Although PM Modi said the Deesa airbase will give the IAF in this sector a faster offensive capability, the new airport will also close a critical tactical gap between the forward air bases 

Since Deesa is a forward airbase, the IAF has no plans to station its front-line Su-30 MKI or Rafale planes here.