Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC, Chief of the Air Staff, Indian Air Force, is embarking on a four day visit to the State of Israel from 21st to 24th May 2018. The CAS would attend a conference themed 'Air Superiority as a Bridge to Regional Stability', as part of 70th anniversary celebrations of the Israel Air Force. The conference will enable strategic dialogue between Israel's highest leadership, innovative thinkers and the invited Air Force Commanders.
Israel has been India's strategic partner in defence. Both Air Forces have been undertaking mutually beneficial professional exchange programs over the years. The CAS is expected to meet and interact with Chiefs and Senior Commanders of Air Forces from over 20 countries attending the event.
In addition to the professional interaction during the conference, the CAS will also be visiting bases of the Israel Air Force, monuments of Israeli military aviation and cultural heritage.
The participation of the Indian Air Force Chief would provide further impetus towards increasing defence cooperation with Israel and pave the way for greater interaction and cooperation in future.