Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal addresses 79th Staff Course at Defence Services Staff College

Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, visited, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington on 22 March 2024.

The CAS addressed the student officers from the Indian Armed Forces and Friendly Foreign Countries undergoing the 79th Staff Course and the permanent staff of DSSC.

Noteworthy, the CAS in his address to the officers covered the challenges confronting the Indian Air Force, it’s capability development plan & jointmanship.

Further, he spelt out the Transition of IAF into a contemporary and future ready Aerospace Force.

He reiterated the vision as spelt out in the IAF doctrine, which envisages an agile and adaptive Air Force to provide decisive aerospace power in pursuit of national interests.

The dominant role played by IAF during evacuation of Indian diaspora from Conflict Zones and during disaster relief operations was highlighted by the CAS. He also highlighted the significant air power lessons derived from existing conflicts such as Russia – Ukraine War and Israel – Hamas conflict.

Besides, the CAS was also briefed on the ongoing training activities and the impetus to jointmanship at DSSC, which was well appreciated.