‘If China can be aggressive at LAC, so can we’: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria

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Published on January 24, 2021 - Duration: 02:07s

‘If China can be aggressive at LAC, so can we’: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria

Indian Air Force Chief (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said that India too can be aggressive if China shows aggression.

While addressing a press conference in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on the sidelines of IAF and the French Air and Space Force's bilateral exercise 'Desert Knight-21', Bhadauria said, “If they (China) can be aggressive, so can we.

We are fully prepared.” The IAF Chief also said that eight Rafale fighter jets have arrived in India and three will come by the end of the month.

“Enough pilots are being trained.

Parallel training is also being done in India.

Numbers will be enough so that we can maintain cockpit to pilot ratio.

By next year, the induction of the jets will conclude," he added.

Exercise Desert Knight-21 is being held at Jodhpur Air Force Station from January 20 to January 24.

The French are participating with Rafale, Airbus A-330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), A-400M Tactical Transport aircraft and approximately 175 personnel.

The IAF aircrafts participating in the exercise include Mirage 2000, Su-30 MKI, Rafale, IL-78 Flight Refuelling Aircraft, AWACS and AEW&C aircraft.

The exercise marks an important milestone in the series of engagements between the two air forces.

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