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BISHKEK, October 26 (Itar-Tass) - The number of Russian combat planes at the Kant airbase in Kyrgyzstan will double, Viktor Sevostyanov, commander of the troops of the Second Command of the Air Force and Air Defence (the Central Military District), said here on Saturday. He arrived at the base in Kant to participate in the ceremony marking its tenth anniversary.
The base will be enlarged until December this year, he said. The personnel strength will not be increased much. Only the number of pilots may be increased, the commander noted.
Sevostyanov also said that a period of service at the base would not be limited.
The Russian airbase in Kyrgyzstan, though young, but can cope with set tasks, the commander noted.
Delegations from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg have arrived for the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the base. Aces of the Russian Knights aerobatic team will participate in the air show.