India-China Border: IAF Chief Reviews Operational Preparedness

The situation along the LAC has been tense since the intervening night when the Indian Army thwarted an encroachment attempt by the Chinese Army.

Jessica David

September 4, 2020

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Amid the LAC tensions, Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief RKS Bhadauria visited air bases in the eastern sector to review the capability enhancement. He also interacted with air warriors serving at these bases. The situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has been tense since the intervening night of August 29-30, when the Indian Army thwarted an attempt by the Chinese Army to transgress into Indian areas near the southern bank of Pangong Tso. IAF Chief Bhadauria visited frontline airbases in Eastern Air Command (EAC) and reviewed the operational preparedness of combat units.

An official release stated, “Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) visited frontline air bases in Eastern Air Command (EAC) on September 2, 2020. On arrival at the bases in EAC, the CAS was received by respective Air Officers Commanding, who apprised him of the readiness state and operational preparedness of the combat units under their command.” The IAF Chief lauded the focused efforts by the station personnel towards maintaining proficiency in all roles envisaged and urged them to continue performing their duty with due diligence.

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