Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa is on a four day trip to Israel from May 21 to May 24. In addition to attending a conference themed ‘Air Superiority as a Bridge to Regional Stability’, the CAS will also be visiting the bases of the Israel Air Force. The conference, as part of the 70th-anniversary celebrations of the Israel Air Force, is aimed at enabling dialogue between Israel’s leadership, innovative thinkers, and the air force commanders.
India has very close defence-industrial ties with Israel. The air forces of both nations have undertaken beneficial professional exchange programmes over the years.
During his visit, the CAS will be meeting and interacting with the chiefs and senior commanders of air forces from over 20 countries who will be attending the conference. In addition to the professional interactions during the conference, the CAS will also be visiting monuments of Israeli military aviation and cultural heritage.