No threat to Indian skies from China: IAF

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New Delhi, Dec 1: The Indian Air Force on Tuesday, Dec 15, assured the country that there is no threat from China in the eastern skies and said it was fully geared to give the necessary protection.

Addressing a press conference here, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Air Marshal S K Bhan said, "Personally, I don't see any aggressive postures (from China) that we need to go hyper about. We are, however, fully prepared to protect our skies. Our eastern skies are secure."

When asked how many cases of violation of Indian airspace by the Chinese airforce has been recorded this year, Bhan said, "truly speaking, none to my notice. Our radars have also not picked up any such movement. I have also checked with the army and they confirmed it."

He said the Eastern Air Command (EAC) was planning to induct more radars and upgrade the existing ones.

"Besides, an Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) is now in the country. Whenever the need, it is available to us. If the number of the AWACS increases, some will surely find a place in our sector," Bhan said.

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