On the occasion of Air Force day , Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria stated that Indian Air Force has “clearly” demonstrated its resolve, operational capability and will to effectively engage with the adversary when the need arises. His comments were seen as readiness for any eventuality in eastern Ladakh.
The Chief of Air Staff also commended the air warriors for their “prompt response” in the recent standoff on the northern frontiers and talked about deployment of combat assets at short notice to handle any eventuality.
The Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a five-month bitter standoff in eastern Ladakh. The IAF has made significant deployment in the region to deal with any eventuality.
“I would like to commend all air warriors for the prompt response in the recent standoff on the northern frontiers when we deployed our 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 at the event in Hindon.
“We have clearly demonstrated our resolve, our operational capability and the will to effectively engage the adversary should the need arise,” the IAF chief added.
On the Air Frce day earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Mod tweeted
एयर फोर्स डे पर भारतीय वायुसेना के सभी वीर योद्धाओं को बहुत-बहुत बधाई। आप न सिर्फ देश के आसमान को सुरक्षित रखते हैं, बल्कि आपदा के समय मानवता की सेवा में भी अग्रणी भूमिका निभाते हैं। मां भारती की रक्षा के लिए आपका साहस, शौर्य और समर्पण हर किसी को प्रेरित करने वाला है।#AFDay2020 pic.twitter.com/0DYlI7zpe6
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 8, 2020