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Prepared to fight war at short notice, says Air Chief Marshal on Air Force Day

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa was addressing IAF personnel on Air Force Day. Photograph: (Twitter)

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 08, 2017, 05.48 AM (IST)

The Indian Air Force is prepared to fight a war at a short notice, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said on Sunday (October 8).

Addressing IAF personnel on the Air Force Day,  the Air Chief Marshal said the Air Force was fully geared up to face any security challenge to the country.

"We are prepared to fight at a short notice," he said, talking about the security scenario.

Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa also said that the Air Force was acquiring multi-spectrum strategic capabilities and remained committed to building a "joint manship" with the Indian Army and the Navy.

The Air Chief Marshal said the security of all Air Force stations has been enhanced to combat any threat, including sub-conventional threats, after the terrorist attack on the IAF base station in Pathankot last year.

In January last year, terrorists sneaked in from across the border and attacked the air base. The attack claimed the lives of seven security personnel while four terrorists were killed. 


 

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