Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria safe, says IAF after shooting incident at Pearl Harbor

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been focusing on developing capabilities to counter the global dominance of the US and it could lead to security implications for India. Photo: PTI file

In the wake of a shooting incident in Pearl Harbor shipyard, the Indian Air Force said on Thursday (December 5) that the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, who is currently in the US military base there, is safe.

The IAF Chief is at the US base in Hawaii to attend a conclave of chiefs of air forces of leading countries to discuss the evolving security scenario in the Indo-Pacific region.

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“The IAF Chief and his team are safe,” said a spokesperson of the IAF. Another official said that while the IAF Chief is staying at the US air force base in Pearl Harbor, the incident of shooting took place in the naval base. The official added that the two places are not close to each other.

According to reports, a US sailor shot and wounded three people at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii on Wednesday before taking his own life.

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