Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, welcomed Defence Minister Sitharaman and Minister of State- Defence, Dr Subhash Bhamre, and introduced the IAF Commanders to them.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) briefed the Defence Minister on the current status of the IAF and the efforts that have been made in the recent past.
During her address, Sitharaman said that the devolved powers given to the Service Chiefs should be fully utilised for achieving their capabilities.
The Minister said that Air Force along with Ordnance Factory Board and DRDO should make an assessment about indigenisation under ‘Make-in-India’ programme.
She said that the budgetary allocations should not be viewed as a constraint and should be looked at to acquire what is absolutely necessary. Read More…