IAF assures nation of capability to tackle any adversary


PRIME Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President  M Venkaiah Naidu, Home Minister Amit Shah and Raksha Mantri  Rajnath Singh have complimented The Indian Air Force on its 88th foundation day on Thursday. Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria assured the nation that Indian Air Force remains resolved to effectively engage with any adversary when the need arises. Indian Air Force deployed its combat assets at short notice to handle any eventuality and provided proactive support to all the requirements of deployment and sustenance for the Indian Army, he said. Referring to the recent standoff on the northern frontier, he commanded the Air Warrior for their quick response. On the preparedness of the Indian Air Force, he said, emerging security scenario mandates greater need to have strong IAF to fight across domains across the entire spectrum of the warfare. IAF is shifting towards the indigenous equipment to become self-reliant in aerospace sector and growth of engine for the development of indigenous aerospace technology, he said adding IAF is fully committed to building the 5th generation aircraft. On the Covid-19 pandemic situation, Air Chief Marshal said, tenacity and resolve of our Air Warriors ensured that the IAF continues to retain its capability and capacity to undertake the full-scale operation. Indian Air Force deployed transport helicopters to bring back the stranded Indians and supplied essential goods. A scintillating air display by various aircraft was the hallmark of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindan in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh. The air display commenced with flag bearing skydivers of the famous AKASH GANGA Team dropping out of an AN-32 aircraft in their colourful canopies. The flypast included the vintage aircraft, modern transport aircraft and frontline fighter aircraft. The ceremony concluded with a spellbinding aerobatic display. President Kovind said the ongoing process of modernisation with the induction of Rafale, Apache and Chinook will transform the IAF into an even more formidable strategic force. He is confident that in the years to come, the Indian Air Force will continue to maintain its high standard of commitment and competence. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said, the country’s Air Warriors are known for their professionalism, excellence and courage and they have made the country proud in war and peace. Congratulating all the brave warriors of the Indian Air Force on the occasion of Air Force Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, these brave warriors do not only keep the skies of the country safe but also play a leading role in the service of humanity in times of disaster. He said, their courage, valour and dedication to protect mother India inspire everyone. and indigenisation. US ambassador to India Ken Juster has tweeted saying “Defence cooperation is a cornerstone of the US-India relationship, as we work together to secure a free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific region”.

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