No CISMOA, No Problem: IAF Chief

I asked Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal PV Naik today about his position on the uncertainty over whether or when India will sign the contentious Communciations Interoperability & Security Memorandum of Agreement (CISMOA) with the United States. He had a crisp, short reply: "The government asked us for our opinion on the matter. We have informed the government that [not signing the CISMOA] will not make a substantial difference as far as our operational capability is concerned."

I've posted here about what the IAF doesn't get on its brand new C-130Js as a direct consequence of not signing the CISMOA. I'll be posting soon on how the IAF plans to fill those gaps.

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