IAF chief begins Bangladesh visit

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The Indian military has for long flagged the threat of two-front war. With the disputed border with China and Pakistan active at the same point of time, the armed forces are stretched to the maximum…reports Asian Lite News.

Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief RKS Bhadauria arrived in Dhaka for a three-day visit on the invitation of Chief of Air Staff, Bangladesh Air Force, said the High Commission of India in Bangladesh on Saturday.

“Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC arrived in Dhaka today for a 3-day visit on invitation of COAS, Bangladesh Air Force His 2nd visit to Bangladesh on assuming command of Indian Air Force,” India in Bangladesh wrote in a tweet.

The visit comes after the Bangladesh government announced a nationwide ‘hard lockdown’ from Monday for seven days in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19 cases.

Last week Bhadauria said that the Indian Air Force had gone through monumental transformation with unprecedented and rapidly evolving security scenario in the neighbourhood, pointing out that this has led to intense combat power in operations.

Speaking at the combined graduation parade at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal, Hyderabad, Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said: “Rapid infusion of niche technology and combat power in every facet of our operations has never been as intense as it is now.”

He added that it is primarily because of the unprecedented and rapidly evolving security challenges that “we face, coupled with arising geopolitical uncertainty in our neighbourhood and beyond”.

The Indian military has for long flagged the threat of two-front war. With the disputed border with China and Pakistan active at the same point of time, the armed forces are stretched to the maximum.

He said the last few decades have clearly established the critical role of Air Power in achieving victory in any conflict. “It is in this backdrop that IAF’s on-going capability enhancement assumes tremendous significance.”

Bhadauria also referred to how the Air Force maintained operational readiness, proactively assisting in the national fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Proactive vaccination and strict Covid discipline within IAF enabled us to undertake all Covid tasks on a war-footing, he said. (ANI/IANS)

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