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.
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.
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.
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.
The police officials and forensic experts immediately rushed to the spot to ascertain the cause and nature of the explosions.
The two countries agreed to this as they held another round of diplomatic talks to resolve the prolonged border standoff in eastern Ladakh that erupted in early May last year.
Honouring the bravery of our personnel, CM Arvind Kejriwal initiated financial assistance for personnel in Delhi Police, Defence, Paramilitary and other forces.
The Air Chief was presiding over the Passing Out Parade at the Air Force Academy, Hyderabad. A total of 161 officers got commissioned into various branches and services on Saturday.
In 2016, India had signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36-Rafale jets at a cost Rs 59,000 crore.