NEW DELHI - Indian Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said the Indian Air Force is capable of carrying out any kind of surgical strike if the need arises as they have a strong, hi-tech mechanism when compared to many countries.
He rejected the suggestion that Chinese Air Force’s jets and other equipment are out of the reach of Indian’s radar system.
He said the Indian government has been purchasing 40 Rafale fighter jets for the IAF which would strengthen the force.
The Air Chief Marshal’s statement comes days after the Indian Army chief voiced concerns about China’s military build-up in the Doklam region, where the troops of the two countries were engaged in a stand-off for over two months last year.
“The air force is on a strong wicket against China. Whatever requirements are there from the budget, have been sent to the government. We have elaborate plans to increase the strength of the squadrons in the IAF, which are nine less than the sanctioned strength of 42,” he said.