Basically the present Pakistan Government led by former cricketer Imran Khan indicated that they will resume peace talk with India after the new government comes to power next year. No talk needed with the present government now. That basically gives a message to incumbent Modi government, decoded neighbour government version.
In this situation if any threat comes from neighbouring country then IAF will protect its sovereignty easily, is what Dhanoa tried to say.
The force chief said, “The Indian Air Force is “very much alive” to emerging threats that could arise in the Indo Pacific region,” and also asserted that his force was prepared to deal with any challenge to protect India’s national interests. Which means the force is mature enough to tackle any threat by itself.
The Air Force chief also said that there is cause for concern over the rate of modernisation and induction of new equipment in India’s neighbourhood even as India faces challenges emanating from unresolved territorial disputes and sponsor non-state and transactional actors. But the IAF is capable of and is moving ahead, for countering them effectively, he told to a news agency in an interview.
Asked whether the IAF can play a role in smashing terrorist training camps across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, he, in this regard did not rule out such a possibility.
“The IAF is well equipped to take on threats which occur from across the border, be it in the realm of sub conventional or other domains,” the Air Chief Marshal said.
Referring to India’s immediate security challenges, without naming China and Pakistan he said, “The current challenges emanate from unresolved territorial issues, sponsored non-state actors and transnational actors who act against national interest through the global commons.”The IAF is prepared 24×7 for any threat, and is ready for a befitting response to any contingency with all our available assets”, opined the chief in his interview to a news agency.
Dhanoa also made an indirect reference to China’s rapid modernisation of its air force and also about the infrastructure development Beijing has carried out in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) bordering India.