Air Force Commander says neighbouring country fears IAF’s prowers

December 26th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Guwahati, Dec 26 (ANI): Air Marshal P K Barbora, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command has said the neighbouring country namely Pakistan is scared of the capabilities of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Addressing mediapersons here on Thursday, the Air Marshal said that the neighbouring country is scared of the IAF’’s airmanship and marksmanship.

“It is the fact that whatever inputs we have got over a period of time and many of occasions when we had a little bit of rift, from time to time, we have not gone to war, which is good. If Pakistan has ever been discouraged of going into any kind of adventure and misadventure, it is because they are actually scared of the Indian Air Force’’s capabilities,” he added.

He also noted that though war is the last option, the IAF is ready to take on Pakistan in case of a war.

India has urged Pakistan to avoid “war hysteria” and focus on dismantling terrorist infrastructure. And in this context, Air Marshal Barbora confidently observed that if required, IAF is ready to face any situation.

India have blamed Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) for last month”’’s attacks in Mumbai that killed 179 people.

Pakistan denies any links to the assault, blaming “non-state actors” and has promised to cooperate in investigations into the assault if provided with proof. (ANI)

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