Chief of Air Staff RKS Bhadauria said that the Indian Air Force is fully prepared to face any challenge and considering the security situation, it is firmly deployed in all the necessary areas. Bhadauria made the remarks against the backdrop of tensions with China over the eastern Ladakh border.
China’s air power will not be able to compete with India’s capabilities. But at the same time, Bhadauria said that he would not underestimate the enemy. He was speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of Air Force Day on October 8. If the situation arises, the Indian Air Force is ready to fight on two fronts simultaneously on the northern and western borders, the Air Chief said.
Bhadauria also said that the inclusion of Raphael has given him the ability to attack first and deeper. Over the next three years, the squadron of Raphael and LCA Mark 1 Tejas will be operating at full capacity. An order has been issued to add another MiG-29 to the existing Air Force fleet, Bhadauria said.