India prepared to counter any threat from China, says Air Force chief

New Delhi: Air force chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa today went on to say that India is prepared to counter any threat from China and is also all set to face a two-front war.

Addressing the annual press conference of the IAF ahead of Air Force Day, the IAF chief said they have a ‘Plan B’ to cater for the shortage of strength if there is a situation of war on two fronts.

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“We need a strength of 42 squadrons to carry out full spectrum operations, but it doesn’t mean we can’t fight a two-front scenario. There is a Plan B,” he said when asked about being prepared for a two-front war.

He also said the possibility of a two-front war in the current geopolitical scenario is low. He said “our capability is adequate” to counter any threat from the Eastern side — China.

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The Air Force chief also said more than assets, the question was what China can and cannot do operating from Tibet against India.