The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, embarked on a four-day visit to Israel on 21 May 2018 during which he will attend events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Israel Air Force. Israel has been India’s strategic partner in defence. Both Air Forces have been undertaking mutually beneficial professional exchange programmes over the years.
The CAS is expected to meet and interact with chiefs and senior commanders of Air Forces from over 20 countries attending the event. Israel has steadily increased its footprint in the Indian defence sector and emerged as one of the largest defence partners, offering cutting edge technologies in terms of missiles, electronics and sensors.
The conference would enable a strategic dialogue between Israel’s highest leadership, innovative thinkers and the visiting Air Force Commanders. In addition, the Chief of Air Staff will also be visiting bases of the Israel Air Force, monuments of Israeli military aviation and cultural heritage.