Amid standoff with China, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria has said that the Indian Air Force IAF) must remain ever ready to fulfil its operational mandate. The IAF chief gave this statement while addressing the Southern Air Command (SAC) conference in Thiruvananthapuram.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS) visited Thiruvananthapuram on July 15 and 16 for the conference.
“In his address to SAC Commanders, the CAS re-iterated the need for IAF to remain ever ready for fulfilling its operational mandate,” the IAF said in a statement.
IAF has kept all its key bases on alert
He also appreciated the efforts of the SAC in fast-tracking numerous infrastructure initiatives and undertaking tasks of operational significance within its area of responsibility.
The Chief of Air Staff also expressed his satisfaction at the swift operationalization achieved by newly inducted assets, particularly LCA Tejas and Su-30 MKI squadrons.