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    Was prepared for strike after Galwan, China can’t get the better of us: IAF chief

    Written by Krishn Kaushik
    | Delhi |

    Updated: October 6, 2020 7:20:35 am

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    Chief Marshal Bhadauria. (PTI)

    Sending a tough message to China amid the Ladakh crisis, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said Monday that the is “determined to handle any contingency” and its “deployment of combat-ready units in response to the standoff along the LAC in the North is indicative of our operational state today”.

    Stating “we are very well positioned and there is no question that in any conflict scenario there that China can get the better of us”, Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria, responding to a query on whether the IAF had come close to carrying out strikes against China after the Galwan Valley clashes, said: “Did we come close to striking? No. But were we prepared for it? Yes.”

    Addressing the press ahead of the IAF Day, he said the situation along the LAC over the next three months will largely depend on how talks between the two countries progress.

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    “Talks towards disengagement followed by de-escalation are on. And we do hope that the talks progress along the lines that are expected. The current progress is slow. What we see is an increase in efforts to dig in for the winter, in terms…

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