India’s Chief of the Air Staff visits Military Institute of Technology, Pune

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff visited Military Institute of Technology (MILIT), Girinagar, Pune on 09 Feb 24 and interacted with all participants of Defence Services Technical Staff Course (DSTSC-06).

The Air Chief spoke on a very relevant topic “Transition of IAF into a Contemporary and Future Ready Aerospace Force”.

The CAS articulated the vision of IAF as laid down in the latest edition of IAF’s doctrine (2022) viz; “to be an agile and adaptive Air Force that provides decisive aerospace power in furtherance of our national interests”.

To be able to do so, the Chief brought out that the IAF needed to ‘See First and See the Farthest, Reach First and Reach the Fastest, Hit First and Hit the Hardest’.

He also brought out IAF’s contribution to nation building highlighting the sterling role played by IAF towards Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief during national calamities and evacuation of Indian diaspora from conflict zones.

Further, he highlighted the need to reimagine, reform, redesign and rebuild our traditional war fighting machinery to adapt to emerging paradigms of future wars.

The CAS also inaugurated the country’s only Armament Technology Lab, and praised the institute for its role in shaping officers of the three services including Officers from Friendly Foreign Counties (FFCs) to tenant command and staff appointments.