RKS Bhadauria: Indian Air Force determined to deliver; won’t let sacrifice of braves of Galwan go in vain: Air chief | India News


HYDERABAD: Indian Air Force (IAF) chief RKS Bhadauria on Saturday said the sacrifice of the “braves of Galwan” would not go in vain after the killing of 20 Indian soldiers in a violent clash with China on June 15 in Ladakh.
“In spite of unacceptable Chinese actions after agreements that reached during military talks and resultant loss of life, all efforts are underway to ensure that the current situation at LAC is resolved peacefully,” the Chief of Air Staff said in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Addressing newly commissioned officers at the graduation parade at Air Force Academy, Dundigal, Air chief marshal Bhadauria also issued a stern warning in the context of what was happening in Ladakh. “It should be clear that we are very well prepared and suitably deployed to respond to any contingency. I assure the nation that we are determined to deliver and will never let the sacrifice of our braves of Galwan go in vain,” he said.
Paying tributes to Colonel Santosh Babu and his men, he said, “Their gallant actions in a highly challenging situation have demonstrated our resolve to protect the sovereignty of our country – at any cost.”
The IAF is revolutionising the way we train and build our operational capability. We will fight future wars in a networked and a highly automated environment, with employment of cutting edge technology and use of modern platforms, weapon systems and sensors – most of which will be built indigenously, he said.
“The security scenario in our region mandates our armed forces to remain prepared and vigilant at all times. The development at the LAC in Ladakh is a small snapshot of what we are required to handle at a short notice,” the chief of air staff said.
The Air Chief Marshal said the newly commissioned IAF officers, instead of going home for a break, will be proceeding straight to their next units to shoulder their responsibilities for the task at hand.
“As the nation fights the adverse effects of Covid-19 pandemic, IAF has taken a number of proactive measures to counter the spread and disruption in our work. We have successfully preserved our combat potential and adjusted our training and operational methodology to resume full operations,” he said.
He said the AFA and other training establishments had shown remarkable resilience and determination in ensuring successful and timely completion of the course under very difficult conditions while respecting strict Covid protocols.



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