‘Need to be prepared to respond on short notice,’ says Rajnath at IAF commanders’ conference


Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday urged the country’s military to be ready to respond quickly to “any contingencies” and reaffirmed the importance of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in future conflicts.

Speaking here on the opening day of the Air Force Commanders conference, Rajnat said the US Air Force needs to harness the opportunities offered by artificial intelligence (AI), big data and machine learning.

The second part of the biennial US Air Force leadership conference is due to end on November 12. Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhary, Chief of Defense Staff. General Bipin Rawat and Defense Minister Ajay Kumar were among the senior officers at the meeting.

According to the IAF, Singh praised the force for “maintaining a high level of preparedness, the ability to react quickly and displaying high standards of professionalism in the execution of operational and peacetime missions.”

“He also mentioned that the indigenization efforts of the Government of India’s Make in India initiative are paying off, and the orders for the LCA Mk-1A and C-295 will open up new opportunities in the domestic aerospace sector,” he said. statement added.

Speaking of the theater command, Singh said that “strengthening coherence is essential and the structure should be developed after careful consideration of the various options, and the views of all stakeholders will be taken into account.” His comments come against the backdrop of Air Force reservations in the current structures for joint theater commands that are being discussed.

During his speech, US Air Force Chief Chaudhary emphasized the need to develop “a multidisciplinary capability to respond quickly and appropriately to any misadventures of our adversaries,” as well as “the need for joint training with the Indian Army and Indian Navy. to ensure the synergistic use of combat power in future conflicts. ” He also thanked high command “for maintaining a high level of preparedness, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.”


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