Forces will not talk, just deliver: Indian Air Force chief Arup Raha

In his speech at the Air Force Day function earlier, IAF chief Arup Raha mentioned both Pathankot and Uri attacks in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir respectively.

By: IANS | Hindon | Published:October 8, 2016 4:42 pm
IAF, indian air force, air force, Arup Raha, pathankot, uri attack, pathankot attack, air force celebrations, indian air force celebrations, india pakistan, indo pak, india news “Terrorist attacks at the Uri (army camp) and Pathankot (IAF) base show the troubled times we are living in,” Arup Raha said.

Asserting that the Indian armed forces are prepared to take on any challenge, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Arup Raha on Saturday said there has been enough discussion on the surgical strikes across the LoC, but the forces will not talk about it. “There has been so much discussion on this issue in the country; every section of society is giving opinion on this issue. … the armed forces are supposed to deliver the result that the nation expects. We are not going to talk about it; we will just deliver,” Air Chief Marshal Raha said at the Hindon air base on the 84th Air Force Day.

Raha is also the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. Responding to a question on the surgical strikes and politicisation of the issue, Raha refused to comment on the Indian Army action across the Line of Control on the night of September 28-29 and related issues.

The surgical strikes had come in the wake of the September 18 terrorist attack on an army camp in Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir, in which 19 soldiers were killed. In his speech at the Air Force Day function earlier, Raha mentioned both Pathankot and Uri attacks in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir respectively.

“Terrorist attacks at the Uri (army camp) and Pathankot (IAF) base show the troubled times we are living in,” Raha said. Asked to comment on the issue later, the Air Force chief said India is learning lessons every time something happens.

“We are getting smarter and smarter; we are learning lessons every time something happens. I think we are very well prepared now to face any such contingency,” he said. “The armed forces are well prepared to take on any sub-conventional threat. We have had one or two cases… a determined terrorist can always get the better of people but the aim is to prevent it… the deterrence. We should be able to detect any such attack right in the beginning so that we can neutralise them (terrorists) before they cause any damage,” the IAF chief said.

Raha, in his speech, said that India is being seen as a “net security provider” in the Indian Ocean region. The Air Force Day commemorates the establishment of the armed force on October 8, 1932.

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    IML sood
    Oct 8, 2016 at 5:12 pm
    Oh fool why Air Force Chief need to comment on Indian Army action when Army DGMO has already spoken in details.Why showing so much loyality for anti national elements unless you have some linkage.
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      IML sood
      Oct 8, 2016 at 3:36 pm
      Why dumb Khujli and Cong. stooges Sanjay,even Pappu do not understand what Air Force chief has stated? Are they not after cheap publicity for their political aims.Shame on such anti national deeds.
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        R SHUNMUGHAM
        Oct 8, 2016 at 2:32 pm
        Sir, Politicians has no right to comment on our mighty forces. It is the sleepless jawan .. Every one sleeps. One thing sir. In the next attack let us take them with us and place them in front line. Then they will not ask any proof. Even the community appreciates our action. Today bangaladesh in action. Thete is no need to disclose any secrecies to this people. . winning in election by corruption. After 5 years getting life time pension without any risk. But the soldier minimum 15 years he has to devote every thing for the nations security. Sir we the ex air veterans ate with you. In case of war please give us a chance we will go front line. Happy Air Force Day Sir
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          AHMAD HUSSAIN
          Oct 8, 2016 at 3:16 pm
          "BULL"!IF THAT'S THE CASE THEN WHAT WAS YOUR "DGMO" DOING IN FRONT OF CAMERA'S BRAGGING ABOUT THE "SO CALLED" SURGICAL STRIKES.
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            AHMAD HUSSAIN
            Oct 8, 2016 at 3:31 pm
            INDIA WILL MOST DEFINITELY PAY THE PRICE FOR IT'S ARROGANCE.ALWAYS PLAYING VICTIM AND MISKEEN IS A INDIAN'S HALLMARK.IF YOU FELLAS ARE SO BRAVE THEN WHY CONCOCT THE STORY OF SURGICAL STRIKE,JUST COME ON IN.I WILL BE WAITING TO SPRAY YOU WITH A BIG HOSE OF COW AND PIG PEE.YOU LITTLE PERVERT FROM GOBARISTAN,I EXPECT A REPLY,NOW DON'T HIDE BEHIND YOUR HOLY COW FOR PROTECTION.
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              Deeply Concerned
              Oct 8, 2016 at 2:18 pm
              Well said Sir, this is better than a tight slap for unashamed selfie stars and foot-in-the mouth bjp tedhas
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                DD
                Oct 8, 2016 at 2:22 pm
                ever noticed generals having medals on their unform..lt;br/gt;best part is stan has never won a war..lt;br/gt;it seems the generals get medals based on who runs away from the battlefield and reaches home first..lt;br/gt;ha ha ha halt;br/gt;@@@
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                  DD
                  Oct 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm
                  stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..lt;br/gt;''''''''lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;***
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                    DD
                    Oct 8, 2016 at 2:03 pm
                    stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;^^^
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                      mathimathi
                      Oct 8, 2016 at 3:27 pm
                      Why Us forces can't conduct an operation geronimo on dawood after getting information about him from jumlavi party Eknath khadse.
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                        mathimathi
                        Oct 8, 2016 at 3:54 pm
                        Why. ours IAF chief refused to comment on ours Indian Army action across the Line of Control on the night of September 28-29 and related issues while parrikar RAJNATH Jees chest thumping?
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                          k
                          Oct 8, 2016 at 2:24 pm
                          let the politicians leave the Armed Forces do the job. they will do perfectly. particularly in tyhe matters of Pak and China, Army shud have a free hand. - srinivasan
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                            Vivek Gore
                            Oct 8, 2016 at 3:49 pm
                            We do not expect more from a world cl begger called Pappistan
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                              Prateik
                              Oct 8, 2016 at 2:25 pm
                              We butchered Raheel Sharif's brother in 1971 We butchered Raheel Sharif's uncle in 1965 Rajput convert Raheel could not take any revenge. Hinjda Punjabi generals.
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