Guwahati (Assam) [India], Nov 30 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Thursday said that there has been no major violation of airspace by China along the Line of Actual Control in recent times. Also Read - Live Cricket Score Ind vs Aus 4th Test Day 4 Today's Match Live Updates Gabba, Brisbane: Australia Eye Quick Runs, India Aim Early Wickets
“We have confidence building measures (CBM) on both sides. Our fighter aircraft don’t come less than 10 or 12 kilometres from the perceived Line of Actual Control. The CBMs are being maintained and both sides did not violate each other’s airspace,” Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa told media here. Also Read - Brisbane Weather Forecast For 4th Test Day 4: Rain Play Spoilsport During India-Australia at Gabba, Start Time
“On both sides, even during the Doklam crisis and subsequent huge exercise Gagan Shakti there was no violation of peacetime profile. Earlier I told the Chinese counterpart that we should meet more on the ground rather than in air,” he added. Also Read - Kolam Artistry Part of Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Inauguration Ceremony
He, however, admitted that there might have been a few violations due to navigational problems.
The Air Force chief later shared that India will have its first Rafale jet by 2019.
“Process on induction of 231 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) is in the pipeline. We are supposed to induct a number of fighters. We have floated a Request for Information (RFI) for 114 fighter aircraft, a total of 12 squadrons and 231 aircraft. This will be the largest induction of indigenous aircraft ever in the country. Rafale induction is on schedule. We should own the first aircraft in 2019,” he said. (ANI)
This is published unedited from the ANI feed.