Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari has said that the recent developments at the global stage indicate the need for a strong military to ward off any challenges.
Addressing media in New Delhi today, October 4 about Air Force Day to be celebrated on the 8th of October, he said IAF is innovating to stay ahead of the curve as the battlefield of tomorrow transforms and becomes more technology-driven. He assured the countryman that IAF is ready to take on the future and it will continue to touch the sky with glory.
The IAF chief said disengagement has taken place in areas along the LAC and Indian Air Force is keeping an eye on Chinese Air Force activities. He also said that IAF will use the Indian Army hotline to communicate with the Chinese in case of any air space violation or other issues.
The Chief of Air Staff said IAF will continue to be actively deployed while at the same time expediting the operationalization of recently inducted systems including Rafale, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), and S-400.
He added that the Indian Air Force is looking forward to inducting LCA Mk 1A, HTT-40 trainers, indigenous weapons, and different radars. He also said that the Light Combat Helicopter which was inducted into the Air Force yesterday, October 3 will add teeth to the IAF's strike capability.
Indian Air Force Day will be celebrated in Chandigarh in which 74 aircraft including single-engine MiG-21 aircraft, fighters, transport planes along with helicopters will participate. For the first time, Air Force Day will be celebrated outside Ghaziabad's Hindon base. (AIR NEWS)