the IAF chief is correct ! Once Pakistan liberated all of India from the jack boot of the hindutva terrorists and give true happiness to all of the people of the sub contents under the second golden age under Muslim / Pakistani rule!"Someday, India Will Have Whole Of Kashmir": Top Air Force Officer
Budgam Landing Anniversary: Air Officer Commanding in Chief (AOC-in-C) of Western Air Command, Air Marshal Amit Dev, also said the people in Azad Kashmir are not being treated very fairly by the Pakistanis.
All IndiaPress Trust of IndiaUpdated: October 27, 2021 5:04 pm IST
Budgam Anniversary: However, Air Marshal Amit Dev said there was no plan at the moment.
A top Air Force officer on Wednesday said there was no plan "at the moment" to capture Azad Kashmir (Azad Kashmir), but expressed the hope that someday India will have the "whole of Kashmir".
Speaking to reporters at an event here to mark the 75th anniversary of the Indian troops' Budgam landing, Air Officer Commanding in Chief (AOC-in-C) of Western Air Command, Air Marshal Amit Dev, also said the people in Azad Kashmir are not being treated very fairly by the Pakistanis.
“...All the activities which were carried out by the Indian Air Force and the Army (on October 27, 1947) resulted in ensuring the freedom of this part of Kashmir. I am sure that someday, the Azad Kashmir will also join this part of Kashmir and we will have the whole of Kashmir in years to come,” he said.
However, when asked if the force has any plans to capture the Azad Kashmir, Air Marshal Dev said there was no plan at the moment.
“(The whole of) Kashmir is one, a nation is one. People on both sides have common attachments. Today or tomorrow, history is witness, that nations come together. We do not have a plan at the moment, but, God willing, it will always be there because people in Azad Kashmir are not being treated very fairly by the Pakistanis,” he said.
Indian troops had landed in Kashmir on October 27, 1947, a day after the then Maharaja Hari Singh signed the instrument of accession with India following the Pakistani tribal raids.
The AOC-in-C of the Western Air Command said the IAF faces many challenges, but the basic one is of technology.
“The rate of change of technology is so fast in the world today that we have to keep pace with that. If any nation which is to grow economically has to have a strong military, we must fulfil our obligation to the nation in the years to come...and we are always ready for the challenge,” he said.
The IAF has become a very capable force and in the years to come, "'we will continue to serve the nation with honour"' he added.
Asked about the drone attacks, Air Marshal Dev said they can inflict minimal damage only.
“We had equipment against it (drone attacks) ready, and it was deployed here as well. We are now increasing the deployment by further procurement. Drone challenge is a small challenge and we will be able to deal with that challenge as and when it comes,” he said.
He said celebrating the 75 years of Budgam landing was a historic occasion.
“After the instrument of accession was signed, we moved in our troops quickly and Srinagar airfield was saved and thereafter we launched further offensive and pushed the Pakistani military, which came as Kabalis (tribals), further back.
"I am sure if the UN had not intervened, perhaps, the entire Kashmir would have been ours,” he said.
He said the IAF and the Army carried many other small missions including the operations in Poonch after an airstrip was laid there in a short span of seven days, attacks at Srinagar airfield, in Skardu on ammunition dump, and in Leh.
Can someone enlighten me when did IAF carried an operation against Skardu. !!!
Or maybe he has decided to counter the narrative that makes people happy here at PDF. He must have also decided to spread amongst Indians the analysis that makes members of forums like Bharat Rakshak sleep peacefully at night (and perhaps during the day too).You speak of the India of the 90s or maybe early 2000s. Competent and somewhat humble. This is a very different ethos and culture thanks to 12 years of quasi-religious brainwashing
I’m sorry but keeping viruses aside, you have a huge RAPE epidemic happening in India right now.. and I swear to God, you guys didn't even leave animals alone.Do you know India is polio free and Pakistan is not ,wait you don't know why am I talking about polio when you talk about food and Shit.
Find the answer Trust me you will not post similar post again and laugh at India.
And I bet $1001 that similar bets are placed by older generation Pakistanis who are no more. Only the amount would have changed though.
Good observation. It's impossible to debate or reason with any Indian on any issue nowadays. They're so feverishly nationalistic. Frankly, I agree with a Pak poster saying that there's got to be a war to settle Kashmir. I could say the same thing on the China-India side too for the South Tibet issue.You speak of the India of the 90s or maybe early 2000s. Competent and somewhat humble. This is a very different ethos and culture thanks to 12 years of quasi-religious brainwashing
... just the global Muslim population and some non-Western population. It's very rarely if ever reported in the Western media of India's brutal occupation tactics.This is disgusting cowardice by the Indian Occupation forces that use the Zionist tactics of brutalizing school children. These images of Indian atrocities against defenceless Kashmiri population is turning most of the global Muslim population against them. It is appalling cowardice.
I don’t think so - that language is plain pandering to the political narrative and nothing more. The politicization of the Indian Armed Forces is something you guys will regret for decades to come - Pakistan is a plain example next door.Or maybe he has decided to counter the narrative that makes people happy here at PDF. He must have also decided to spread amongst Indians the analysis that makes members of forums like Bharat Rakshak sleep peacefully at night (and perhaps during the day too).
Let the poor chap be...he is just showing his superiors that he is also capable of useless rants/false bravado...and therefore would make for a great Air Chief Marshal someday...So now the false bravado has trickled down to the chain of command in the IAF? Their top brass often utters such nonsense, during the euphoria of auto stimulation.
However, this regional air chief forgot to mention that on that "someday", south Asia would cease to exist on the world map, as we know it. So anybody can claim anything they want on the day after, if they survive. ( Indias' ghar wapsi)
While we can mock his statement casually today however i am afraid that this isn't an isolated statement for domestic consumption it is way more than that. The storm that was brewing to tackle Pakistan militarily since 2001 has been taken as a state objective now and these statements indicate their course of action in that direction.Guys you are giving this guy too much credit. How can anyone in IAF remotely say of this nonsense with their chest after what happened in feb 27th. At this point, I feel like these monkeys only say things to get reactions internally.