IAF chief ACM's first press conference IAF chief: Final operational clearance for LCA Tejas delayed by one full year. IAF chief: We plan to induct the FGFA/PAK-FA as 166 single-seaters and 48 twin-seaters. IAF chief: Contract for 75 Pilatus PC-7 basic trainers by end of this month. Contract awaiting final approval from Finance Ministry. IAF chief: As with existing attack helo sqns, the 22 new helos we get will also function under command/contrl of army. We Fly/maintain. IAF chief: Want to make Kargil airfield full ops for C-130J, C-17s and Il-76s. IAF chief: We are extending the Kargil runway to operate all aircraft types, including all fighters and strat lift aircraft. IAF chief: Will maintain 34 fighter squadrons no matter what. No. 17 sqn to be phased out, will have Su-30s. deliveries by 2014. IAF chief: First four new Mi-17-V5s arrived last week. More soon. By March we will have 25 units. Will be based at Suratgarh. IAF chief: We have ordered 6 more C-130Js. The new six will be based in the eastern theatre. IAF receiving benefit of Rs 400 crore less on followon 6. IAF chief: We are extending the Kargil runway to operate all aircraft types, including all fighters and strat lift aircraft. IAF Day on Oct 8 to see flypast with C-130J, Jaguars, MiG-21 Bison, MiG-29, Mirage-2000, Su-30MKI.IAF chief: MMRCA bids to be opened in third week of October. Final meeting by acquisition council on Oct 7 to sort out any issues. We have the funds for the MMRCA programme. There will be a realignment in committed liabilities. IAF Chief: Mirage 2000 weapons contract for MICA missiles to be signed this month or the next.