Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, speaking to ANI, said that once Rafale jets come in, Pakistan won’t have an answer to the Indian capabilities. “When the Rafale comes in, the deterrence of our air defence will increase manifold.
They [Pak] will not come anywhere near the LoC or the border, with the kind of of capability that we will possess, for which presently they [Pak] don’t have an answer.”
Even while political mudslinging over the Rafale deal continues unabated, several commentators had waded in saying Rafale was absolutely necessary to the issue of national security. Former Air chief marshal Anil Yashwant Tipnis, during whose tenure the IAF undertook combat operations in the Kargil War, told THE WEEK: The government-to-government deal for acquisition of 36 Rafale fighters from Dassault Aviation was a masterstroke. As the Rafale takes to the Indian skies, the IAF’s morale will take an upward leap. Read More