Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

Capacity crisis in Indian Air Force

  1. News: A US expert has highlighted Indian Air Force’s falling end strength and problematic force structure, combined with its troubled acquisition and development program
  2. Reason: The IAF’s fighter force is well short of its sanctioned strength, and many of its frontline aircraft are obsolete
  3. Challenge: The main barrier behind successful acquisition and modernisation drive is serious constraints on India’s defence budget
  4. Future: To strengthen its combat capabilities with 4th-generation-plus Western fighters

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