Jaitley assures IAF of expediting acquisition of fighter jets

Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley-IndianBureaucracy

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has assured the Indian Air Force (IAF) of expediting acquisition of fighter jets and other critical systems as part of its modernisation programme.

In his inaugural address at IAF’s commanders’ conference in New Delhi yesterday, Mr Jaitley also talked of what he called uncertainties in the region as well as on security challenges facing India due to the rapidly-changing geo-political situation.

The Minister complimented the Air Force for having successfully conducted various military exercises and operations towards humanitarian assistance and disaster relief both within and outside the country.

The three-day conference will deliberate on a range of critical issues including modernisation of IAF, its futuristic plans and ways to enhance overall capability of the force.

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