The event was attended by Air Chiefs of countries in the Indo-Pacific region

Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria attended the four-day, Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2021 (PACS-21) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

The event held from August 30 to September 2 was themed ‘Enduring Cooperation towards Regional Stability’ and was attended by Air Chiefs from countries in the Indo-Pacific region, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday.

Bhadauria was nominated as the Dean for the Symposium, it added.

The Symposium saw deliberations through panel discussions, table top exercises and keynote addresses on topics ranging from aspects of Regional Security and the significance of Air Domain Awareness, to cooperation amongst Air Forces for Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations, the statement informed.

In addition to participation in the symposium, CAS met General Charles Q. Brown, Jr. Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force and General Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, it noted.

He also held bilateral and multilateral meetings on defence cooperation and security with Air Chiefs from eleven other countries, the statement highlighted.

Participation in PACS 2021 provided an opportunity for enhancing mutual understanding and deepening of relationships with the like-minded nations, it stated further.