Eastern Air Command Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Air Marshal RD Mathur called on Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra at Raj Bhavan in Itanagar on July 4.

They discussed about the recent crash of AN-32, air assistances to the state government and its people during emergencies and other situations and scope for employment of local youth in the Indian Air Force.

The governor conveyed to the AOC-in-C, his deep condolences for the bereaved families of the Air Force officers and personnel who lost their life in duty in recent AN 32 aircraft crash.

“The people of Arunachal Pradesh share the pain of the irreparable loss and will always remember the sacrifices of the Air Warriors,” the governor said.

The Arunachal Pradesh governor also conveyed his appreciation to the Eastern Air Command for its help in recently concluded Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections and the proactive role played by the Eastern Air Command in providing assistance to the people of Arunachal Pradesh during emergencies and call of duty.

Mishra, who has been spearheading the effort for the employment of local youth in the Indian Armed Forces through his programmes like ‘Pay back to Society Group’, asked the Eastern Air Command chief to explore the possibility for an enhanced quota of recruitment for the youth of Arunachal Pradesh.

The AOC-in-C welcomed the concerns of the governor and assured him that the Eastern Air Command will do its best in the service of the people of the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh.

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About Hemanta Kr Nath


Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.


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