Top IAF commanders to review infrastructure in NE, North

Last Updated: Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 00:23

New Delhi: The top commanders of Indian Air Force (IAF), over the next three days, will review the
infrastructure development in North and North Eastern regions
to ensure deployment of its assets in forward areas to support
Indian Army in challenging conditions.

Chaired by Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne, the three
day Commanders Conference of IAF began here today to discuss
issues related to force modernization and capability
enhancement to respond effectively during challenging times.

"The IAF is witnessing unprecedented phase of
modernization and capability enhancement and can effectively
respond to any attempt at undermining India`s national
security," Browne said while addressing the Conference.

The conference is being attended by the Chiefs of IAFs
seven commands and the Principal Staff Officers (PSOs).

"Emphasis would be on infrastructural development in
North and North Eastern region to improve response time
through forward basing of armed forces` assets and supporting
the Indian Army in challenging conditions," IAF officials
said.

Over the next three days, the commanders would discuss
aspects related to infrastructure development and enhancing
the capability of air warriors, the officials said.

Observing that transformation in IAF includes induction
of force multipliers and air mobility platforms, IAF chief
Browne said the process can be witnessed in all facets of
capability building in the force.

"The transformational change can be witnessed in all
facets of capability building that include not only combat
platforms but also induction of force multipliers and air
mobility platforms to provide strategic reach and operational
flexibility," the IAF Chief said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 23:58

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