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We are vigilant, fully prepared to deal with any contingency: IAF chief

The IAF chief also said induction of Rafale aircraft into the force will enhance combat capabilities of IAF over India's adversaries

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria | Photo: Wikipedia

Hours after taking charge as the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Monday said his forces are monitoring the evolving "developments" in the region and is fully prepared to deal with any "contingency".

The IAF chief also said induction of aircraft into the force will enhance combat capabilities of IAF over India's adversaries.

"We are monitoring the developments and I reassure the country that we are ready to deal with any situation where our services are required by the nation. We are always vigilant and are fully prepared to deal with any contingency," Bhadauria told PTI.

Asked about Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat's recent comments that the Balakot terrorist training camp in Pakistan has been reactivated, the Air Chief Marshal said, "We are prepared for any eventuality and will carry out any mission as directed by the government.

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First Published: Mon, September 30 2019. 19:05 IST