Describing the Agnipath scheme as a major "human resources transformation" for the armed forces, he said the IAF has already received an overwhelming response for this scheme.
The online registration process for Indian Air Force under the Agnipath scheme started on June 24 and concluded on July 5.
The first batch of Agniveervayu would be enrolled by December and training would commence by December 30.
The Everest expedition itself is an unparalleled journey of epic proportions. As an ode to the sacrifices made by the unsung heroes during the freedom struggle, it was befitting to honour them by reciting the national anthem at the summit to them.
The operation, spread over two days, also saw two unfortunate incidents wherein, despite best efforts, the survivors could not be rescued safely due to the inherently difficult nature of the rescue operation, the IAF.
India has been evacuating its citizens through special flights from Ukraine's western neighbours such as Romania, Hungary and Poland as the Ukrainian airspace has been shut since February 24 due to the Russian military offensive.
Anticipating the enormity of the situation in Ukraine as around 14,000 Indian nationals are still in the war-torn country, the government officials said that the IAF is ready with an evacuation plan.
The official statement of IAF stated, "The DC of Chikkaballapur contacted Air Force Station Yelahanka with an SOS message about a young trekker stuck in Bramhagiri Rocks in Nandi Hills after slipping and falling 300 feet below."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said last month that the S-400 missile defence deal between India and Russia has a very important meaning for the Indian defence capability and it is being implemented despite the US attempting to "undermine" the cooperation.
Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari said on Saturday that complete disengagement at the Line of Actual Control with China has not taken place so the force continues to remain deployed at forward locations.
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) flight-tested the indigenously designed and developed Helicopter launched Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile from Pokhran ranges on December 11, 2021.
CDS General Bipin Rawat and 12 others passed away in an unfortunate chopper crash in Tamil Nadu on Dec 8, 2021.
As a mark of tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat, an artist from Amroha in UP made an 8-ft-tall charcoal painting of the great soldier. Watch this video.
A new video has emerged which shows the Mi-17 chopper carrying CDS Bipin Rawat and 13 others before it crashed near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. The video was shared by locals present near the accident spot.
"I had the privilege of meeting with him earlier this year and viewed him as a valued partner and friend of the United States," Austin said.