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No threat from China: Air Chief


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SHILLONG: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshall NAK Browne on Thursday asserted that there is no imminent threat from neighbouring China.

Speaking to newsmen here, Browne said the Indian Air Force is no longer under the grip of the 1962 syndrome, even as he reminded that the country is very well prepared in all aspects.

He said that the IAF prepares itself without looking at any specific country or impending threat but the overall defense of the country based on certain capabilities.

“Every country has the right to prepare itself; so does China and so do we, but our development is not just targeted within the country

and we should be able to broadly meet the challenges that are capable of defacing us now and also in future,” he told reporters.

He however added that the force certainly takes note of each and every thing that is happening in the neighbourhood but reminded that the development is not country specific.

IAF to set up mountain radars in N-E

The Indian Air Force is pursuing a proposal to set up mountain radars in the hilly terrain of the North East, a region that shares international boundary with Bangladesh, China and Myanmar.

Talking to media persons before his departure from Shillong, Air Chief Marshall NAK Browne said that the North East region is a crucial area for the IAF and air defence is constantly in a stage of improvement.

“We have planned mountain radars for the hilly terrain which is actually an indigenous project that is very much on,” he told reporters.

According to Browne, the proposal involves setting up of a series of systems to strengthen the country’s air defence.


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