South Asia and Beyond

‘Future Conflicts Will Need A Major Element Of Air Power’

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force’s new air doctrine is an effort to fit into the larger perspective of how air power dovetails into the national security construct. India in a position of uneasy peace, given its hostile borders and national security can no longer be seen from a single Service perspective, says Air Marshal Diptendu Choudhary (Retd), former Commandant of National Defence College. Speaking to StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale on ‘The Gist’, he said 1971 war was the only time India resorted to unfettered use of air power, adding that combat capacity needs to be expanded. Tune in for more.

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