Aero India 2021: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria lauds Centre's 'Make in India' effort in defense sector

After the conclusion of the Inauguration ceremony of Aero India 2021, IAF chief RKS Bhadauria released a press statement praising the government's efforts towards indigenization under the 'Make in India' program. Air Chief also lauded IAF's capability to perform HADR missions.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 03, 2021 17:14 IST
Aero India 2021: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria lauds Centre's 'Make in India' effort in defense sector
IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria

On the first day of the Aero India 2021 air exhibition, Indian Airforce Chief Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria gave a press statement discussing the capabilities of IAF and indigenization in future IAF projects. RKS Bhadauria praised the government for promoting the 'Make in India' Initiative under which AMCA aircraft is being developed.

IAF Chief said, "To build indigenous capability, the government has introduced multiple reforms & policy changes which encourage partners to collaborate on creating next-generation technologies and platforms under make in India program"

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In addition to this, he also assured IAF's resolve towards helping the friends and partners during times of calamities, pandemics, and natural disasters. Chief also lauded IAF's airlift capability to perform Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) missions whenever the need has arisen.

India & IAF are conscious of responsibility shared with our friends & partners in responding to calls for assistance in wake of natural disasters & calamities. IAF with its potent strategic airlift capability has been at forefront of HADR missions in this region: RKS Bhadauria.

Earlier this day, RKS Bhadauria had also attended the inauguration ceremony of Aero India 2021, a biennial air show and aviation exhibition held in Bengaluru at the Yelahanka Air Force Station.

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