- At the start of the big event, students and members of the public watched as aircraft and missile systems were put on show.
- The event's success was proof of how well the people who work at the Air Force Station and the Civil Administration coordinated and worked together
A senior officer said that the Indian Air Force (IAF) has taken on a much bigger role in Eastern Ladakh, which borders China. The officer also said that the IAF is in the process of getting long-range monitoring radar systems to keep an eye on the enemy.
As part of a celebration for the IAF’s 91st anniversary, Air Officer Commanding of Air Force Station Leh, Air Commodore D. S. Handa, was talking to reporters about the event.
Ladakh Lieutenant Governor Brig B D Mishra (retd) was the show’s top guest. The Rafale planes, Cheetal helicopters, the country’s own Akash Missile System, and the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile were all on static display.
“The airshow’s main goal was to encourage students to join the IAF and reassure the people of Ladakh that the IAF is ready to protect the area and the country,” Air Commodore Handa said.
He said that the IAF’s role in eastern Ladakh has grown since last year.
Handa said, “We have put radars where they are needed and the IAF is also buying long-range surveillance radar systems to keep an eye on the enemy.” He also said that weapon systems and radars have been placed in specific places in the front lines to pick up on any enemy activity.
He said that the IAF is Ladakh’s lifeline because it makes sure that troops in the front lines get food, ammo, and other supplies.
When asked about his excitement about the first airshow, Lt. Governor Mishra said it gave young people in the area a chance to see how strong the IAF is.
“Our air force can protect this airport and the city.” “We should also be proud that our country is making fifth-generation planes,” he said.
LG said that only a few countries have fifth generation jets that haven’t been put into service yet.
At the start of the big event, students and members of the public watched as aircraft and missile systems were put on show. They were also told what each system could do and what its strengths were.
“The event’s success was proof of how well the people who work at the Air Force Station and the Civil Administration coordinated and worked together,” a defense official said.
He said that the show not only encouraged young people to join the IAF but also showed how far the country’s space power had come.