New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is expected to be the first commercial airline to offer flight tracking to Colombia via a new commercial aircraft.
The military said on Monday that the J-28J aircraft would be used for military missions.
The aircraft is expected be able to provide real-time information on military and civilian traffic, among other things.
“The aircraft will have the ability to provide military flight tracking and operational information to support the operations of Indian forces in Colombia,” the Air Force said in a statement.
“This service is being provided by the Air Ministry’s Air Service Command in collaboration with the Colombian Government and will be integrated with existing civil aircraft to provide this service to Indian Forces,” it added.
“In the coming months, we will begin work on the commercialisation of the aircraft to enable Indian air forces to enhance the capabilities of their ground forces.”
The J-18J aircraft will be capable of flying to destinations including Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Panama City, Panama and Belize.
India also has a military airbase in Colombo.
Colombia is one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America and is ranked fourth in the world in the number of flights and the number taken by tourists.