Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Defence Secretary Interacts with IAF Commanders

INVC,, Delhi,, The ongoing Air Force Commanders Conference entered into its penultimate day. Discussions on various operational philosophies and IAF’s roadmap for Maritime Air Operations were discussed during the day. Commanders from the IAF’s Operational Commands presented their operational plans and discussions on various new concepts took place. Among the other highlights of today’s meeting included an interaction with MoD officials led by Defence Secretary Shri Pradeep Kumar. The Air Chief and Defence Secretary emphasised the necessity to have greater synergy between MoD and the IAF HQ to achieve IAF’s transformational plan within the laid down time frames. Critical issues related to acquisition, infrastructural development and budget support were discussed during the interaction. The IAF is poised for a large scale transformation in the years ahead. Significant among them will be the acquisition of MMRCA, which will address IAF’s long-outstanding demand of replenishing its combat aircraft inventory. Also in the pipeline are new jet trainers, combat helicopters, various missile systems and radars which will significantly enhance the strategic capabilities of the IAF. [caption id="attachment_20026" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik and the Defence Secretary, Shri Pradeep Kumar, at the Air Force Commanders Conference, in New Delhi on October 28, 2010."]The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik and the Defence Secretary, Shri Pradeep Kumar, at the Air Force Commanders Conference, in New Delhi on October 28, 2010.[/caption]

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