The Indian Air Force’s top commanders will assemble in the capital later this week for a three-day conference focusing on strategies to scale up its capabilities to have an edge over its adversaries, the defence ministry said on Monday.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the biannual IAF commanders’ conference on April 15.
The meeting comes at a time when India and China have been locked in a standoff for over 11 months and are currently negotiating a withdrawal of troops and weapons from friction points on the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC). IAF remains in a high state of readiness in the Ladakh sector.
“The conference of apex-level leadership is aimed at addressing the issues of IAF’s operational capabilities in the times to come. A series of discussions will be conducted to address strategies and policies related to capabilities that will give IAF a significant edge over its adversaries,” an official statement said.