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India has also pushed in more air defence and radar systems in Ladakh since 20 May giving India a full view of the deployment and activities across LAC.
Addressing a Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy Dundigal, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said the force is suitably deployed to respond to any contingency.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan has been waiting for a false flag operation by India, now for over a year. In May, he twice mentioned the possibility of Indian attack.
Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said the plans were being drawn up to depute more officers to HAL to increase accountability.
In an interview to ThePrint, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria says the IAF is not in favour of ‘rigid theaterisation’ as it will divide already scarce IAF combat assets and effort.
Speaking about integration plans of the Services, CDS General Bipin Rawat said the upcoming Air Defence Command will prevent fratricide.
The induction of Tejas will help India emerge as a key defence exporter due to its ‘relatively low price’, Rawat says.
On LAC tensions, India thinks China is 'just taking advantage' of the current distractions due to the pandemic, and is following this 'pattern' with other countries too.
An IAF spokesperson said that the pilot has been rescued by a helicopter and a court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident.
All four aircrew of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and two Indian Army personnel on board the chopper are reported to be safe.