Air Chief For Better Synergy in War

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Source: Dassault Aviation

At a time when Indo-China equations have reached a critical new low following fresh conflict along their disputed Himalayan border, following failure of multiple rounds of high-level military talks to end the months-long standoff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) paid a visit to the Secunderabad-based College of Air Warfare (CAW) on Friday.

During this crucial visit to CAW, the Air Chief Marshal addressed officers from all the three services undergoing the 44th Higher Air Command Course (HACC). Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria sensitised them about the emerging contours of National Security, emphasised the unique attributes of air power that would allow its employment in likely scenarios.

Course officers were apprised about the progress being made in deliberations that are ongoing for creating integrated structures towards enhancing synergy in future war fighting.

The CAW with its origins dating back to 1959 is an IAF institution of higher learning, which conducts courses on Air Warfare for tri-service officers in an integrated manner.

In addition, the College also conducts the Senior Officers’ Study Period (SOSP) for Air Cmde and equivalents and the ‘Combined Operational Review and Evaluation (CORE) Programme’ for senior officers in the rank of Air Vice Marshal and their equivalents of the three services. Various courses and programmes are conducted in the art of Joint Warfare, with special emphasis on employment of Air Power.

The functional and administrative control of the College is with HQ Training Command. The facility was formally inaugurated by former Defence Minister, late VK Krishna Menon on September 3, 1959 with the commencement of its first regular course.