Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • GSAT-11 in designated orbit: ISRO:-The country's heaviest communication satellite GSAT-11 has been placed in its designated geostationary orbit at an altitude of about 36,000 km after four orbit-raising manoeuvres, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said Monday. ...
  • Indian, US air force learn from each other at COPE India 2018:-Air forces of India and the United States said the two sides were learning the best practices of each other during the ongoing COPE India 2018 exercise, in which 33 fighter aircraft are taking part....
  • HAL's light utility helicopter achieves important milestone:-The Light Utility Helicopter to replace the aging Cheetah and Chetak helicopters achieved an important milestone of flying at 6 km altitude in Bengaluru recently, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited....
  • India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-5 missile:-India successfully test-fired nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5, which has a strike range of 5,000 km, from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast Monday. This is the seventh trial of the indigenously-developed surface-to-surface missile....

Got plans to counter any threat: IAF chief on China ramping up def infra in Tibet

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa addressing the media ahead of IAF Day in New Delhi on Wednesday. A PTI photo

NEW DELHI (PTI): Amid reports of China ramping up its air defence infrastructure in Tibet, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa on Wednesday said the Indian Air Force is monitoring the situation and has plans to counter any threat.

Responding to a question on the issue, Dhanoa said the Government has sanctioned construction of the next-generation hardened aircraft shelters in far-flung areas.

"We are monitoring the development of infrastructure," he said.

China has always been saying its airports in Tibet are coming up for regional connectivity and not for offensive operations, Dhanoa said.

"We also have initiated measures - like the Government has sanctioned construction of next generation hardened aircraft shelters. On our side, we are making adequate (preparation). Also, we have a plan to counter them," he told a press conference held in New Delhi.

On reports about the presence of over 50 Chinese aircraft in the Tibet region, Dhanoa said it is not a threat as India also has a number of air bases on the eastern front.

"If you look at our bases, starting from Leh, Thoise... as you come down to Adampur, Halwara, Ambala, Chandigarh and carry on up to Chabua, you work down the number of aircraft we have got. So, are only 50 aircraft in Tibet a threat? The answer is no," the IAF Chief said.

Tags:

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Maritime conflicts in Asia-Pacific and India's position

In its latest doctrine on maritime strategy, the Indian Navy has laid emphasis on building up cooperation and collaboration with other navies in the neighbourhood to ensure peace and stability in the region while securing its own maritime, economic and diplomatic interests.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2018

Image Gallery