“We are ready 24×7 to tackle any odd situation”; says Bhadauria


NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria has said that whenever there is a terrorist attack on Indian soil, Pakistan should be worried and if they want to get out of these worries, they should stop abetting terrorism in India.
The Air Chief Marshal, in an exclusive interview with Ajit Dubey of ANI here, said that his Force was ready 24×7 in case there is a situation where action is required to be taken against terrorist camps and launch-pads in ‘Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir’.

Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria

“Whenever there is a terrorist attack on our soil, they (Pakistan) should be worried and they were rightly worried. They have to stop abetting terrorism in India if they have to get out of these worries,” Bhadauria said when asked about Pakistan expanding its flying activities along borders with India fearing a retaliatory strike from India in view of the Handwara attack.
In the first week of May, Col Ashutosh Sharma and three other Army personnel lost their lives in an encounter with terrorists. Pakistan had also increased its night flying activities fearing a Balakot-type aerial strike on its terrorist camps and launchpads.
“If the situation demands so, of course, Indian Air Force is ready 24×7,” he said when asked if his Force was ready to take out any terrorist camp or launchpad across the Line of Control in ‘Pakistan occupied Kashmir’.
Indian Air Force on February 26 last year had targeted Jaish terror camps in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in which its missiles successfully hit the terrorist camp. (ANI)