Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, on Thursday addressed the power on its 88th basis day, saying it stands ever prepared to guard the nation’s sovereignty and pursuits ‘in all circumstances.’
Addressing the air warriors after inspecting the parade on the Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad, Bhadauria mentioned because it enters its 89th 12 months, the IAF is present process a transformational change. “As we enter the 89th year, the IAF is undergoing a transformational change. We are entering an era which will redefine where we employ aerospace power and conduct integrated multi-domain operations,” he mentioned.
“I want to assure the nation the IAF will evolve and be ever ready to safeguard our nation’s sovereignty and interests,” the air chief additional mentioned.
On the continued standoff with China in Ladakh, Bhadauria mentioned, “I commend all air warriors for a quick response in the recent standoff on the northern frontiers, when we deployed our combat assets at short notice to handle any eventuality and provided proactive support to all requirements of deployment and sustenance for Indian Army.”
The air chief additionally remarked how 2020 has certainly been an ‘unprecedented year.’ He mentioned the nation’s response was agency as Covid-19 unfold throughout the globe. “The tenacity and resolve of our air warriors ensured that the IAF continued to retain its capability to undertake full-scale operations throughout this period,” Bhadauria added.
Earlier, a number of politicians, together with President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, defence minister Rajnath Singh and others extended their greetings to the IAF on its 88th anniversary.
Chief of defence employees General Bipin Rawat, military chief General MM Naravane and navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh are additionally attending the ceremony on the Hindon airbase.