Designed and developed by DRDO, the Akash-NG system has been equipped with active electronically scanned array multi-function radar to search, track and fire control in one platform.
Another drone was spotted in the same area, where an AIF station was attacked, in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.
Currently, the IAF has around 25 Rafale jets and the remaining ordered aircraft are expected to be delivered by 2022.
With the Union Cabinet giving clearance for export of Akash Weapon System, Bharat Dynamics Limited is looking to take up export orders.
The meeting was attended by the chiefs of the Intelligence Bureau, NSG and CISF, among other senior officials.
At least 45 dead, 49 rescued in crash of military plane with 92 on board: Philippine defense secretary
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules was one of two ex-US Air Force aircraft handed over to the Philippines as part of military assistance this year.
The formation of the Chief of Defence Staff in December 2019 was to integrate and synergise the armed forces to prepare them to meet the requirements of modern warfare.
The newly inducted air warriors were administered the oath by the institute’s Commanding Officer, the release added.
Bhadauria's comments on air power came soon after Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat talked about the IAF's air defence charter as well as its role as a supporting arm to the ground forces.
The IAF, at the request of the Ministry of Defence, could have been tasked with surveillance and licensing of drones because they have the expertise.
Talking about challenges, the General said easy availability of drones increases the complexity and challenges the armed forces have to face.
After the attack at the Air Force Station near Jammu, anti-drone equipment have been installed in several sensitive locations, sources in the security establishment said.
He was commissioned into Fighter Stream of the IAF on 29 Dec 1982 as a fighter pilot and has served nearly 39 years.
LeT suspected to be behind IAF station attack in Jammu, drones may have come from across border: DGP
Two drones dropped explosive material on the IAF station located at Jammu airport on Sunday injuring two personnel.
They further informed that a team of the Anti Terror Unit of Delhi Police's Special Cell is also going to Jammu to look into the blast.