IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal PV
Naik on Tuesday said there was no need for creating the post of a
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in the "next five to 10 years" as
India does not need such a five star-rank officer.
IAF is alive to security
challenges thrown up by rapidly changing regional and global
political dynamics and is fast emerging as a strategic
aerospace force, Air Force chief P V Naik said on Wednesday.
India will pick up by next one
month the vendor for its biggest-ever military fighter deal for purchasing 126 M-MRCA Aircraft at a cost of USD 11 billion, the contract of which is expected to be finalised by September.
Air Chief Marshal PV Naik said the secret file related to a fighter aircraft tender which had gone missing from the Defence Ministry and was later found by the roadside here did not deal with any sensitive issue.
Pointing out that tackling Maoist
violence was the job of police and paramilitary forces, the
armed forces on Tuesday said the decision to involve them in the
anti-Naxal operations will be taken by the government.
Over a month after they were
grounded, a major chunk of IAF`s MiG-27 fighter jet fleet was
still not flying as only the trainer version of the aircraft
have been cleared for operations, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik