Air Chief asks officers to be ready for operations at short notice

In an unprecedented move Chief of Air Staff, Marshal B S Dhanoa, has written to each and every officer of the India Air Force and has asked them to be ready for operations, at a very short notice, reported The Indian Express.

According to the report by the national daily, the letter, signed on March 30, covers a range of issues from “favouritism” in the force to “sexual harassment”. As per the report, this letter was written was posted to 12,000 officers of the force.

“In the present scenario, there is an ever persistent sub-conventional threat. Therefore, we need to be prepared for operations with our present holdings, at a very short notice. Training needs to be focused towards this,” says the letter as per the report.

This is the first time when an IAF chief has written a personal letter to each and every officer. However, Field Marshal (then General) K M Cariappa on May 1, 1950 and General K Sundarji on February 1, 1986 had penned similar missives.

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