Indian Air Force Chief yet again threatens Pakistan
New Delhi - The Indian Air Force celebrated its 87th anniversary on Tuesday.
Addressing those gathered at a celebration commemorating the Indian Air Force's 87th anniversary, IAF Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria said that they should always be vigilant and alert to existing sub-conventional threats, Sputnik has reported.
“In recent years, the geopolitical environment around India has been rapidly changing and uncertainties have created numerous challenges to national security. The Indian Air Force has demonstrated its resolve and capability in puncturing the perpetrators of terrorism and we need to be ever prepared to meet any contingency that challenges the defence of our country.”
The pilots who took part in Balakot airstrikes have been included in the parade as a mark of tribute to the teams which carried out the strike on 26 February. The pilots who participated in Balakot airstrike flew three Mirage 2000 aircraft and two Su-30MKI fighter aircraft in an ‘Avenger Formation’ at Hindon Air Base on the outskirts of the national capital.
Bhadauria also added that India was modernising its Air Force with the induction of French Rafale jets and Russian S-400 Defence Missile Systems link .
He said the focus is now to design and manufacture more aircraft and weapons systems in the country itself, to reduce dependence on foreign suppliers.