Will use Indian Army hotline to communicate with China in case of air space violation: IAF Chief
Notably, in the last week of June, a Chinese aircraft breached the Indian perceived LAC and flew over the friction points for a few minutes
New Delhi: IAF Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on Tuesday said that the Indian Army will be communicating with China over the issue of any air space violation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Speaking at a press conference on the upcoming 90th Air Force Celebration Day, he said, “We will use the Indian Army hotline to communicate with the Chinese in case of any air space violation or other issues.”
“Disengagement has taken place in areas along the LAC. We are keeping an eye on Chinese Air Force activities. We have increased the presence of radars and air defence networks. Appropriate non-escalator measures have been taken in time,” added Chaudhari.
Notably, in the last week of June, a Chinese aircraft breached the Indian perceived LAC and flew over the friction points for a few minutes.
The fighter was detected by the Indian radars and Indian fighters were launched to ward off or intercept the PLAAF fighter.
The Chinese activities opposite the Chumar sector continued for over a month and the Indian Air Force responded strongly by scrambling its fighter aircraft including the Mirage 2000 and MiG-29s from its advance bases near the Ladakh region.
“Air activity across LAC is continuously monitored by us. Whenever we find Chinese aircraft coming a little too close to the LAC, then, we take appropriate measures by scrambling our fighters and putting our systems on high alert. This has deterred them,” IAF chief had said at that time.
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