The capability build-up of Indian Air Force (IAF) envisages procurement of radars of various classes. The induction of these systems along with network centricity is aimed at a gap-free Air Defence cover along the Eastern and Western borders.
The Court of Inquiry instituted after the damage to the Aerostat radar, purchased from Israel, revealed that the accident occurred due to a sudden gust of wind in a span of 100 seconds, which was difficult to forecast.
The Court of Inquiry has recommended ‘Administrative Action’ against three officers involved in the accident, who have been awarded ‘Severe displeasure’ for six months.
The IAF is in the process of procuring aerial reconnaissance aircraft, additional Aerostat radar systems as well as various types of radars that are expected to provide a gap-free Air Defence coverage along the Eastern and Western borders.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in written reply to Shri A. Venkata Rami Reddy and othersand others in Lok Sabha today. (