IAF to buy 114 multirole fighter aircraft
Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary told that through these 114 multirole fighter aircraft, the number of fighter aircraft squadrons decreasing in the Air Force will be tackled.
The Indian Air Force is constantly engaged in increasing its strength. Under this, preparations are being made to purchase 114 multirole fighter aircraft. Rs 1.25 lakh crore will be spent for this. Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary of the Indian Air Force gave this information.
He told that through these 114 multirole fighter aircraft, the number of fighter aircraft squadrons decreasing in the Air Force will be tackled. At the same time, when asked whether the Indian Air Force will order 36 more Rafale fighter aircraft, he said that Rafale will also be part of 114 multirole fighter aircraft.
Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhary has recently become the new Chief of the Indian Air Force. He has replaced RKS Bhadauria. RKS Bhadauria retired today after 42 years of service. The new IAF chief, Chaudhary has also served as the Commander-in-Chief of the Western Air Command (WC) of the Air Force.
This command has the responsibility of protecting the country’s airspace in the sensitive Ladakh region (LAC) as well as other parts of North India. In such a situation, relations with China have increased somewhat after VR Choudhary became the new Air Chief. Improvement is expected. At the same time, before retirement, outgoing Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria paid tribute at the National War Memorial in Delhi today.
Aircraft have flown more than 3,800 hours
An alumnus of the National Defense Academy and Air Chief Marshal Choudhary, he joined the Indian Air Force on 29 December 1982. In a distinguished career of about 38 years, he has flown various types of fighter and training aircraft of the Indian Air Force. He has more than 3,800 hours of flying experience in MiG-21, MiG-23 MF, MiG-29 and Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jets.
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