Indian air force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria reviewed the security scenario in the Northeast region with the commanders of the Eastern Air Command at Shillong on August 27.
During his two days visit to the headquarters of the Eastern Air Command (EAC) at Shillong on August 26-27, the IAF chief reviewed the progress of operational goals set for the command and highlighted discussions on ways and means to optimize full spectrum combat readiness.
Bhadauria highlighted the increasing importance of Eastern Air Command in the overall strategic perspective. He expressed satisfaction at the build-up and strengthening of capability and infrastructure at various stations including Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) in the Eastern sector.
The air chief marshal also urged the commanders to enthuse the younger air warriors to put their training and skills to full use in their assignments to upgraded and new generation systems and weapon platforms.
He appreciated the contribution of all personnel of Eastern Air Command in their consistent efforts to improve their operational output backed by a strong maintenance and administrative support system.
The IAF chief also awarded trophies to air force stations for achieving excellence in the fields of operations, maintenance and administration. Air Force Station Tezpur was awarded the trophy of ‘Best Flying Station – Pride of EAC’ and Air Force Station Salua was declared the ‘Best Non-Flying Station’.