On the vision for the IAF’s force preparedness
The IAF is ready for any eventuality and has the potential (to face any challenge). Our focus will be on being atmanirbhar and quick induction of new logistics. Second priority is to be able to train, motivate and equip all our personnel to take on challenges of future warfare.
On the two-front war and the preparedness in Ladakh
Ladakh: We are fully prepared to deal with any situation and challenge in the region. The high altitude in the region (Ladakh) is a weak area for them (Chinese).
Two-front war: Be assured, we are capable... We are prepared in terms of training and equipment to handle a two-front scenario… The only worry is Western technology passing from Pakistan to China.
On the command structure under planning in the forces
We are hopeful that the ultimate structure that will emerge will cater for joint planning and joint operations in future. That is the key element. The strength of each service needs to be taken into account and needs to be synchronized towards the net combat capability of the nation. Doctrines of each service need to be kept in mind while reassigning the new structures. Our concerns have been taken into account and deliberations and discussions are ongoing. We are hopeful that the structures that will emerge will cater for joint planning for operational requirements.
On airfields in PoK
With regard to the airfields in Pakistan and PoK, we don’t need to be very alarmed as they are small strips capable of taking a few helicopters. The ones towards the Afghan border are probably for rescuing their own people from Afghanistan.
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