The IAF has already established five nodes of the IACCS (Integrated Air Command and Control System) in the western sector, bordering Pakistan.
Under the proposed expansion phase, four new nodes and ten subnodes will come up. While three nodes will be in eastern, central and southern India, the fourth will be for the strategically important Andaman and Nicobar Island.
On September 22, the cabinet committee on security had cleared the proposal for the Rs 8,000 crore project, which was sanctioned by the defence acquisition council in November last.
Once the system is in place, the air headquarters will get a composite air situation picture since it will be integrating Air Force, Army, Navy and civilian radars.