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Air Force prepared for two-front war: Air Chief Dhanoa

He said that any decision on surgical strike which involved the IAF had to be taken by the government

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa, the Chief of Air Staff in New Delhi
Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa, the Chief of Air Staff in New Delhi

The is capable of countering and ready to take on the challenge of a two- front war, Air Chief B S Dhanoa said today.

Addressing a press conference here on the eve of Air Force Day, the Air Chief Marshal said his force is ready for a full spectrum operation but added that any decision on involving the has to be taken by the


"We are ready to take on any challenge," he said.

Responding to a question, he said the is ready to take on the challenge of a two-front

Army chief Gen. had said last month that the country should be prepared for a two-front war, insisting has started "flexing its muscles", while there seems to be no scope for reconciliation with whose and polity saw an adversary in

The Chief of Air Staff also said the will achieve sanctioned strength of 42 fighter squadrons by 2032.

First Published: Thu, October 05 2017. 14:52 IST
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