Gagan Shakti 2018 exercises not aimed at any country, says IAF Chief B S Dhanoa
Indian Air Force Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa on Thursday said that Gagan Shakti-the biggest exercise by the IAF in three decades was to exercise our resources. It was not against any country. What we did in exercise Gagan Shakti is that we have walked the mile.
Speaking to media, Dhanoa said,''We don't aim at global dominance because as a country, we need to get economically well-off. We're helpful to our neighbors in any situation. We have no intention of domination.''
''In most countries, state has an army. But in Pakistan, the army has a state. If peace were to come, it will lose several of its privileges. I can't afford to put my children in Ivy League colleges & settle down in London. Like many of their generals do,'' said Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa.
''Pakistan will keep the Kashmir part boiling. It will continue to attack the military. Any such attack may have unintended consequences which may result in an escalation,'' he also said.
The IAF chief also said,''For China, the geography works against them, especially in the Tibetan autonomous region. Over the past few years, we have seen significant increase in deployment of aircraft & air crew in Tibetan autonomous region.