IAF Chief ACM Bhadauria: Airpower Can Bring Asymmetric Results If Time and Place Chosen Correctly

Indian Air Force

New Delhi: Airpower can bring asymmetric results if the time and place are chosen correctly, said Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on February 18.

He was speaking at the Air Force Museum today after he released retired Air Marshal Bharat Kumar’s book ‘The Epic Battle of Longewala.’

The Air Chief said the Pakistan Army’s plan of armoured thrust on Jaisalmer’s Longewala was brilliant, but the enemy force’s mistake was not factoring in India’s airpower.

“Pakistan Army’s plan of armoured thrust was brilliant. But they didn’t factor in airpower. They thought what could half a squadron sitting in Jaisalmer do? It was their mistake. Airpower can bring asymmetric results if time and place are chosen correctly,” he said.

He also complimented the retired Air Marshal for writing the book and said it is important that people write on battles and put the facts on record which can be read by the future generations.

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