Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria attended the Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2021 (PACS-21) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii from 30 August to 2 September. The event themed ‘Enduring Cooperation towards Regional Stability’ was attended by Air Chiefs from countries in the Indo-Pacific region. CAS was nominated as the Dean for the Symposium.
The Symposium saw deliberations through panel discussions, tabletop exercises and keynote addresses on topics ranging from aspects of Regional Security and the significance of Air Domain Awareness to cooperation amongst Air Forces for Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations.
In addition to participation in the symposium, CAS met Jr. Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force and General Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, General Charles Q. Brown. He also held bilateral and multilateral meetings on defence cooperation and security with Air Chiefs from eleven other countries.
A press note from the IAF stated that the participation in PACS 2021 provided an opportunity for enhancing mutual understanding and deepening of relationships with like-minded nations.