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NDTV Walk the Talk Interview with Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by dadeechi, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. dadeechi

    dadeechi Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

    Oct 30, 2016
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    36 RAFALEs are coming

    Another variant of fighter aircraft (not Sukhoi, Dassault, MIG) would be procured

    2 Squadrons of LCAs are planned to be procured in the next 2-3 years

    83 MK1As are planned to be procured in the next 10 years

    Need more Squadrons of RAFALEs. Government looking for a good MII deal for RAFALEs. Procuring additional RAFALEs is ideal as IAF is already procuring them.

    Armed forces require a Chief of Defence Staff. All three services are in agreement on this request. Government is working on this and positive that the CDS position would be created in a year.

    IAF requires 1000 crores for upgrading IAF base security based on Pathankot attack experience

    AgustaWestLand chopper is one of the best.
    MI-17s & MI-8s are not as crash proof as Agustawestland.
    IAF only provides recommendations. The requirement is from the security agencies who protect the VIPs
    VIPs surely deserve AgustaWestLand type of choppers.

    IAF is currently 30% night capable. Plan is to make it 24x7 capable force (enhance night capability). All personnel both combat and non-combat are being trained and certified for the same (CAT A cetrtification)
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2016
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