IAF doesn’t count number of dead: Air Chief

Vastavam web: The casualty figure in the air strike on the Balakot camp will be given out by the government, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said on Monday while asserting that the Indian Air Force does not count the number of dead. Addressing a press conference here, he said the death toll depends on the number of people present at the target.

The Rafale jet should come into India’s inventory by September, the Air Force chief told reporters in his first comments since the February 26 attack on a Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Balakot in Pakistan. “We don’t take chances with the medical fitness of a pilot,” he said, adding that Abhinandan would fly a fighter jet if he was fit. All required treatment will be given to Wing Commander Abhinandan, Dhanoa said. Abhinandan was released by Pakistan on Friday.