IAF chief reviews security scenario in northeast

Shillong, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Wednesday 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 S.B. Deo.

“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 also stressed on the importance of leadership, team building and discipline which were pivotal in pursuit of achieving the operational goals,” Mahajan said.

During the conference, the air chief marshal awarded trophies to the commanders for achieving excellence in operations, maintenance and administration.

Air Force Station Chabua was awarded the ‘Pride of EAC’ Trophy, for standing first in overall performance and Digaru was awarded the ‘Best Non-Flying Station’.

On his arrival, the IAF chief, who was accompanied by his wife Lily Raha, the president of the Air force Wives Welfare Association, was received by Air Marshal Deo and other senior officers at the advanced landing ground in upper Shillong.

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

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