Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari asserts that the S-400 surface-to-air missile defence system will be inducted within this year.
The Air Marshal was addressing a press conference. He also talked about the new weapons the force will be getting and its preparedness along India’s borders.
“The S-400 should be inducted this year,” Air Chief Marshal Chaudhari said while addressing the media on the 89th anniversary of the IAF.
He also added that the Chinese air force is still present on three air bases on their side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Besides, the Air Marshal assured that the IAF is fully deployed and prepared. The Air Force chief also states that China’s capability to launch multiple high altitude missions would remain weak; the induction of Rafale, Apaches have significantly added to the force’s combat potential.
“The induction of Rafale, Apaches have significantly added to our combat potential. Our offensive strike capability has become even more potent with the integration of new weapons on our fleets,” the IAF chief added.
Moreover, IAF is in the process of new combat systems to ensure that we retain an edge over our adversaries.
IAF is also keen on integration amongst the armed forces.
In October 2018, India had signed a USD 5.43 billion deal with Russia for five S-400 regiments.
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