Indian Air Force Air Marshal Chandrashekharan Hari Kumar removed from Western Air Command (WAC) after India received heavy Armour losses from Pakistan Air Force. Air Marshal Kumar was posted Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief.
According to well informed source, India has lost at least 8 war planes in the past one month including two MiG-21s were shot down by the PAF in a recent dog fight and a pilot Abhinandan was captured in the territory of Pakistan.
Indian media outlets reported that the Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar has been appointed as the new chief of Indian Air Force’s Western Air Command (WAC).
The WAC is headquartered in the Indian capital and controls the area from north of Bikaner in Rajasthan up to Siachen Glacier and monitors almost half of the air bases of the Indian Air Force.
On February 27, former Indian air force (IAF)’s official Ram Parkash had confirmed that India had lost two MiG 21 jets and three of its pilots.
“We have lost our two jets and three pilots,” Parkash wrote in his tweet.
He further said in his tweet that the morale of the IAF is down and out after the heavy loss.
It is pertinent to mention here that from 1965 till February 27, 2019 India have violated Pakistan’s territory number of times through air raids and ground attacks in the wee hours, received huge losses every time after the attacks.