China Can't beat us :Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria

On the occasion of 88th anniversary of Indian Air Force, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria addressed & interacted with media during the Press Conference, Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park, New Delhi

Indian Air Force Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria Monday sent a strong message and said that amid an “emerging threat scenario in our neighborhood and beyond”, India is fully prepared for any conflict that it might face, including a two-front war. On the ongoing standoff with China along the LAC, Bhadauria assured that the Indian forces are “very well-positioned”  and war-ready to deal with any contingency that might arise from the Chinese side. Addressing the reporters at the press conference ahead of Air Force Day on October 8, Bhadauria said that the Chinese airpower can’t get the better of India’s capabilities but, at the same time, acknowledged that there is no question of underestimating the adversary.

Highlighting the importance of a “self-reliant” India, Bhadauria stated IAF’s vision to scale up its combat capability by increasing “indigenous equipment to achieve self-reliance.”The India-Sino border standoff in eastern Ladakh has been going on for over five months now despite a series of “disengagement talks” held between the two Asian nations. Fresh rounds of talks are scheduled to be held on October 12 with the aim of coming up with a roadmap for retrieving back troops from points of friction. The Air Chief Marshal also sent a message on the Occasion of 88th Anniversary of Indian Air force, as the entire country proudly celebrates IAF's 88th anniversary on October 8, 2020. A scintillating air display by various aircraft will be the hallmark of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindon (Ghaziabad).

The Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the day the IAF was established in 1932. The force will celebrate its 88th anniversary this year with the Hindon airbase's annual parade in Ghaziabad, which includes air display of various aircraft.

"Along with other aircraft, the Rafale aircraft will also take part in the Air Force Day parade on October 8," the IAF official said.