The writer is a former Chief of Air Staff
S Krishnaswamy writes: It will lead to under-utilisation of the Air Force’s capabilities, deny the air arm of the services flexibility in battle.
S Krishnaswamy writes: There is a need for intensifying observation 24x7 to track likely places from where drones are launched to attack Indian soil.
It is time we get over our hang-ups and get more professional in what we do. The noise of politicising over every military acquisition is now deafening.
The successful strike at Balakot on a dark night by a group of combat aircraft was the very first pre-emptive strike ordered by the government since Independence.
For the first time since Independence, the IAF has been recognised as being capable of operating independently when the element of surprise, speed and assured results were warranted.
We are back to political battles, uncaring about the status of our military. Debate over Rafale mirrors this.
They will require large increase in defence expenditure with doubtful returns. Country should focus on modernising its forces and innovating strategic solutions
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