In this unfolding geopolitical threatening environment being generated by the solidifying China-Pakistan Axis no scope exists for India to afford to base its Indian Air Force structuring and Fighter Planes inventory only on the Pakistan Threat.
The Indian Air Force must more importantly focus on dedicated squadrons and complement fighter planes strengths for dealing with both the China Threat and the Pakistan Threat. The Indian Air Force has suffered immeasurably in the period 2004-14 in terms of political neglect and allocation of financial resources to move towards the above inescapable imperative.
Congress Party Prime Ministers have ‘Shied Away’ from use of Indian Air Force strike power with the exception of PM Lal Bahadur Shastri. India’s first PM Nehru did not use the Indian Air Force strike power Read more