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Indian Air Force chief says can hit Pakistan nuclear sites in next surgical strike

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  1. lca-fan

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    Indian Air Force chief says can hit Pakistan nuclear sites in next surgical strike

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    In a major warning to Pakistan, Indian Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa today said his forces are capable of hitting nuclear sites across the border if another decision on a surgical strike is taken by the government.

    When asked about the tactical nuclear arsenal of Pakistan, Dhanoa said, "The Air Force has the capability to locate, fix and strike across the border." He was addressing a press meet in New Delhi on the eve of the Air Force Day.

    "We are ready for a full spectrum operation," he said. Dhanoa, however, added that any decision on another surgical strike which also involves the Indian Air Force has to be taken by the government.

    Speaking in that context, Dhanoa said he needs "42 squadrons" to carry out a full spectrum operation in case of "a two-front war". He said the IAF will achieve the sanctioned strength of 42 fighter squadrons by 2032.


    READY TO TAKE ON CHINA

    Dhanoa said the IAF's capabilities against China are also "adequate". On the Doklam border crisis, he said Chinese forces are still deployed in Chumbi Valley. "I expect that they withdraw as summer exercise gets over," he said.

    Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat had said last month that the country should be prepared for a two-front war, insisting China has started "flexing its muscles", while there seems to be no scope for reconciliation with Pakistan whose military and polity saw an adversary in India.
    http://idrw.org/indian-air-force-ch...ar-sites-in-next-surgical-strike/#more-149811 .

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  2. lca-fan

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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    I told you that we track all their nukes every day on regular basis. I told you so about two years back. Whats new about it?
     
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  4. Lion of Rajputana

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    I have serious doubts about the ability to account for every single TNW floating around Pakistan. However, the best shot India has is to acquire standoff strike capability + armed drones.

    Until then, any such scenario is doubtful and the Air Chief probably shouldn't be boasting about it.
     
  5. lca-fan

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    IAF capable of taking on China and Pakistan simultaneously
    Thursday, October 05, 2017 By: ET Source Link: CLICK HERE


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    The Indian Air Force is capable of countering China and ready to take on the challenge of a two- front war, Air Chief B S Dhanoa said today.

    Addressing a press conference here on the eve of Air Force Day, the Air Chief Marshal said his force is ready for a full spectrum operation but added that any decision on surgical strike involving the IAF has to be taken by the government.

    "We are ready to take on any challenge," he said.

    Responding to a question, he said the IAF is ready to take on the challenge of a two-front war.

    Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat had said last month that the country should be prepared for a two-front war, insisting China has started "flexing its muscles", while there seems to be no scope for reconciliation with Pakistan whose military and polity saw an adversary in India.

    The Chief of Air Staff also said the IAF will achieve sanctioned strength of 42 fighter squadrons by 2032.
    http://www.defencenews.in/article/IAF-capable-of-taking-on-China-and-Pakistan-simultaneously--383943
     
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    If that is to be true, Chinese forces would have to be tied down both in the North on the Russian border, and to the East against US & its East Asian Allies. Then maybe India would be able to simultaneously fight both Air Forces. This is assuming if a war were to occur right now, not leaving time for planned acquisitions like SE fighters, more Rafales, tankers & AWACS, or S-400's or PAK FA's etc.
     
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    He said we have plan B for China.... What is that??
     
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    B for Bhago
     
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    Yes it is meant for Chinese. They will eat humble pie if they try it.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Such statements are made to boost the moral. Same goes for we can fight 2 front wars, or we track all Chinese subs.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Improving availability of fighters, extend missions up to 24h were stated in some reports as an option to increase squad numbers for China or a 2 front war. But he knows the ground reality, so that needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.
     
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    bhai sarkar badal chuki hai , wake up .
     
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    I think you need to read the post above yours to gain an honest perspective .
     
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    There is a beautiful book matching this narrative .... “Alice in Wonderland”.
     
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