Indian Air Force prepared to meet any eventuality: Air Chief MarshalJanuary 12th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major today said that the IAF is prepared to meet any eventuality.
He was visiting the National Cadet Corps (NCC) camp here today.
The camp has been organised for the NCC cadets participating in the Republic Day parade to be held here later this month.
Replying to a question regarding India’’s war preparedness in the wake of the recent Mumbai attacks, Air Chief Marshal Major said that his force is ready for all options.
“The Air Force has its plans ready at all times irrespective of the situation. So there is no reason to think. We have always been ready. We will always be ready for all options that the country exercises,” said Major.
India accused elements in Pakistan for the Mumbai attacks.
On Saturday, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said that while keeping its all options open India has not exhausted its diplomatic options in its attempt to bring the Mumbai attack plotters to justice.
Mukherjee also said that India had enough evidence to support a statement made by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh earlier last week that “official agencies” in Pakistan were involved in the November attack.
Pakistan has rejected the Indian allegations.
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Saturday reiterated an offer that Pakistan would cooperate in investigations, but said its forces were ready to defend the country. (ANI)
Tags: air chief marshal, air staff, diplomatic options, dr manmohan singh, eventuality, external affairs minister, external affairs minister pranab mukherjee, gilani, indian air force, manmohan, manmohan singh, mumbai, national cadet corps, ncc, plotters, pranab mukherjee, raza, republic day, war preparedness, yousaf