NEW DELHI- The strength of Indian Air Force combat fleet is down to 25 squadrons, the Parliamentary panel observed.
“With regard to the existing squadron strength, we are down to 25 squadrons today while Pakistan Air Force has 26 squadrons of operational combat fleet,” the committee pointed out.
The standing committee on defence in its report observed that the national security was being compromised.
According to the committee, one of the reasons for the plight of their combatant strength in the skies is the considerable delay in procurement of various platforms.
The 33-member panel said, “Our capability in contrast to our neighbors is eroding quickly.”
The committee members were concerned to know about the strategy being pursued to fill the huge gaps in sanctioned and existing trainer aircrafts.