Air Force chief sends personal letters to 12,000 officers, asks them to be ready for ‘uncalled threats’
With the increasing tension with Pakistan on Line of Control (LOC) Indian Airforce is getting prepared for any war like situation. Indian Air Force Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa has sent personal letters to nearly 12,000 officers asking them to be ready for operations “at a very short notice.”
Dhanoa has reportedly told the IAF officers to be prepared for any scenario at an “ever present sub-conventional threat.”
“In the present scenario, there is an ever persistent sub-conventional threat. Therefore, we need to be prepared for operations with our present holdings, at a very short notice. Training needs to be focused towards this,” media quoted Dhanoa as saying in the letter.
Sending personal letters to officers is a very unusual development for the IAF. However, two Indian Army chiefs had sent similar letters to some Army officers.
Reports state that Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa signed the letter on March 30, within three months of taking over as the IAF chief.
Hinduworld was the first to report, saying Airforce asked to get ready for 10 days swift war with Pakistan and 15 days with China