New Delhi. 08 July 2019.  Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa  Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Air Staff is embarking on a bilateral goodwill visit to Russia from 09 to 12 July 2019.

The CAS is scheduled to visit various operational and training units as well as fly a sortie in the Russian Trainer aircraft YAK-130. He will interact with senior functionaries of the Russian armed forces amongst others.

The visit would provide further impetus towards defence cooperation as well asstrengthen relationships and enable engagement in productive exchanges between the two Air Forces.