Not all are going well in The Indian Air Force if we go through Air Chief Marshall’s concern on it.
The top authority of IAF has warned the Central government to take immediate counteractive measures for maintain ing the superiority of IAF in the region. Otherwise, India will be on the verge of loosing its supremacy over Pakistan Air Force in coming days.
CNN IBN in a special report, shown a three-page confidential letter, on the waning warfare force level of the IAF. Air Chief Marshall Tyagi has written the letter to Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
The Air Chief Marshal Tyagi has wrriten the letter as,
Unless immediate steps are taken to arrest the reduction in Indian Air Force’s force levels, the nation will for the first time in its history, lose the conventional military edge over Pakistan.
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is being beefed up with 44 F16s from America. They have a clearly defined goal of attaining parity with the IAF. With China supplying J 10 and JF 17 aircraft (fitted with Russian engines), PAF force levels of combat squadron will increase.
Unless steps are taken to move ahead with procurement, the IAF’s combat strength will deplete to a level, which would entirely neutralise the conventional superiority held by IAF since our Independence. PAF will have 19 to 26 squadrons by 2011-12, while the IAF could reduce to 26.5 by 2015.