The CAS also unveiled a statue of the ‘Eternal Pilot’ which was presented to the academy by the pioneers of the 107 Pilots’ Course -- the first course to undergo flying training at Air Force Academy.
RKS Bhadauria on Wednesday assured Arunachal Pradesh of the full support of the Indian Air Force whenever required.
Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said China's People's Liberation Army has been focusing on developing capabilities to counter the global dominance of the US and could lead to implications for India.
The pact was signed in the backdrop of growing concerns over China's military muscle flexing in the region.
The aircraft took to the skies at 11.45 hours and remained airborne for an hour, HAL said in a release.
Bhadauria was addressing the cadets of the National Defence Academy here after reviewing the passing out parade of its 139th course.
IAF'S strong posturing during Ladakh standoff helped India ward off any threat from China: Bhadauria
The IAF chief also said that the Balakot air strikes in Pakistan clearly demonstrated that air power could be put to sophisticated use and create a space for action below the conventional threshold.
'I want to assure the nation that the Indian Air Force will evolve and be ever ready to safeguard our nation's sovereignty and interests in all circumstances,' said Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.
Indian Air Force is on high operational alert and has mobilised its strategic combat and air lift assets due to the tensions along the Eastern Ladakh.
Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria asked the air warriors to maintain a very high-level of alertness considering the evolving situation in Pangong lake region in eastern Ladakh.
Officials said Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria reviewed the operational preparedness of the base with senior air warriors after flying a sortie on a Mig 21 Bison.
The Indian and Chinese armies are locked in a bitter stand-off in multiple locations in eastern Ladakh for the last seven weeks.
Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said, “The development on the LAC in Ladakh was a small snapshot of what the armed forces are required to handle at short notice.”
Addressing a Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy in Hyderabad, Bhaduria said that his forces will never let the supreme sacrifice made by Galwan martryrs go in vain.
The aircraft inducted into the No.18 Squadron ‘Flying Bullets’, the only Param Vir Chakra Squadron of the IAF, was manufactured at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in Bengaluru.