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Indian Air Force undergoing monumental transformation, says IAF Chief

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is undergoing a monumental transformation with rapid infusion of technologies due to rapidly evolving security challenges, IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria said on Saturday

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Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria addresses a press conference, in New Delhi, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020
Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria

The (IAF) is

undergoing a monumental transformation with rapid infusion of technologies due to rapidly evolving security challenges coupled with rising geopolitical uncertainty in the neighbourhood and beyond, Chief RKS Bhadauria said on Saturday.

Addressing a Combined Graduation Parade (CGP) at the Air Force Academy here, he said, "is undergoing a monumental transformation. Rapid infusion of niche technologies and combat power in every facet of our operations has never been as intense as it is now.

This is primarily because of the unprecedented and rapidly evolving security challenges that we face, coupled with the rising geopolitical uncertainty in our neighbourhood and beyond."


Noting that the last few decades have clearly established the critical role of air power in achieving victory in any conflict, he said it is in this backdrop that IAFs ongoing capability enhancement assumes tremendous significance.

The Chief, who reviewed the parade earlier, also spoke about the crucial role played by IAF in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

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First Published: Sat, June 19 2021. 10:12 IST
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