IAF chief reviews security scenario in Northeast

Shillong, Dec 9 (IANS) Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Friday reviewed the security scenario in the Northeast with commanders from the Eastern Air Command.

Raha, who is here on a two-day visit, inaugurated the Commanders’ Conference at the Command Headquarters here in Meghalaya.

The Conference is being hosted by Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command Air Marshal C Hari Kumar.

“The Chief of the Air Staff updated the commanders on the security scenario with special reference to the implications in the northeastern region,” Defence Ministry Spokesman Amit Mahajan said.

“He exhorted all Field Commanders to put in efforts to upgrade the combat potential of the eastern zone,” Mahajan said.

Raha also stressed on the importance of leadership, team building and discipline, which are pivotal in pursuit of achieving the operational goals.

During the conference, the Air Chief Marshal awarded trophies to the Commanders for achieving excellence in Operations, Maintenance and Administration.

Air Force Station Tezpur was awarded the “Pride of Eastern Air Command” Trophy, for standing first in overall performance and Air Force Station Dinjan was awarded the “Best Non-Flying Station”.

The Air Warriors presented a ceremonial guard of honour to the air chief.