New Delhi, May 29, 2020: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has cancelled all its joint military exercises with other countries for the next six months. Apart from this, four new Rafale fighter aircraft will arrive in India from France within a month. Their deployment will increase the Air Force’s strength to fight simultaneously on two fronts.
This was stated by Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria amid growing tension on the disputed border of India-China. Rafale fighter aircraft will be stationed at Ambala airbase. From here it can reach Ladakh in the blink of an eye, where at this time India-China forces are face to face on many fronts. Although the Air Force has decided to cancel the joint exercise due to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, it is considered extremely important because of the tension on the border.
The Air Force chief said, “In the current situation we have cancelled our stake in international practice this year. Our stake in 2021 will be determined by how the ground becomes a reality. When we start the exercise, the new rules will be jointly decided in the context of COVID- 19.”