Amid burgeoning tensions, ceasefire violations by Pakistan and terror attacks in Kashmir, Air Force Chief Arup Raha clearly stated that the armed forces are prepared to give a befitting reply to sub-conventional threats and any other challenge facing the country.
Raha said that the armed forces "are there to deliver and they are doing the job" as he refused to comment on the political slugfest over the cross-LoC surgical strikes on terror camps.
Raha’s remarks come on the 84th Foundation Day of IAF. Celebrations for which are going on at Air Force Station Hindon in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district.
The most spectacular air display was made by the most awaited Tejas India's indigenous Light Combat Aircraft.
“World is in a flux today. Terrorists attacks in Uri and Pathankot show the troubled times we live today.,” Raha said in his customary address.
In his message on official Facebook page of the IAF Indian Air Force, Power to Punish launched today, the Air Force chief said the force is operating some of the most modern weapons and equipments and the air warriors exercise ceaseless vigil of skies.
“We continue to train to take up any threat and are fully prepared to undertake any challenge in most befitting manner,” Raha said.
Asked about the rising threat from Pakistan, Raha asserted that the armed forces are well prepared to take on any sub- conventional threats. Sub-conventional threats refers to proxy war that Pakistan indulges in against India through the use of terrorists.
Raha said that terrorists can always get better but the armed forces can neutralise them. “With each incident, the forces are getting smarter and learning new lessons.” he said.