During the Press briefing, ahead of the 86th Air Force Day, CAS Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, specifically answered two questions put to him by Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’sAviation.
Jayant Baranwal (Jayant): What will be the number of squadrons in 2022 when delivery of 36 Rafale is completed? Chief of the Air Staff (CAS): It will remain the same number of squadrons i.e. 31 – similar to what it is today, with some LCA Mark 1A coming in.
Jayant: When will finally the Avro Replacement be signed? CAS: Should be by the end of this financial year.