IAF reviews preparedness; deliberates on roadmap for the next ten years

IAF reviews preparedness; deliberates on roadmap for the next ten years
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NEW DELHI | JULY 24, 2020:

The IAF concluded a three-day Air Force Commanders' Conference (AFCC) after holding a series of discussions and reviews on operational preparedness and strategies for countering security threats across the entire spectrum.

The discussions touched on the current situation and a thorough review of the IAF's transformation roadmap for the next decade was carried out.

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General MM Naravane addressed the conference and interacted with the Commanders and Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) at Air HQ on matters concerning jointness and integrated warfighting.

Rawat also reviewed the status and issues related to all commands as well as branches at Air HQ.

In his closing address, Rawat expressed his take on Vision 2030 and laid down the milestones for the transformation of the IAF in the coming decade.

"It is important to recognize the nature of emerging threats in a rapidly changing world. We need to implement rapid capacity building and an increase in serviceability of all assets and dedicated work towards effective integration of new technologies in the shortest timeframes," Rawat said.

He reiterated that the IAF's long term goals for sustainable capability mandate the acquisition and employment of niche technologies and development of indigenous platforms and weapons.

"Since the human resource is the most valuable asset of the IAF, recruitment, training and motivation strategies should keep pace with the changing times," he added.

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