J-K Governor Vohra lauds role of IAF

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 20:42

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N
Vohra on Wednesday lauded the role played by the Indian Air Force
(IAF) both in peace and emergency situations, providing relief
to the people and defending territorial integrity of the
country.

Air Force has always measured upto the emerging challenges
and preserved country`s territorial integrity by making
supreme sacrifices, Vohra said addressing the Inaugural
Session of the one-day seminar on "Employment of Air Power in
the Mountains".

The seminar was jointly organized by the Centre for Air
Power Studies and the Western Air Command at the Air Force
Station, here.

Referring to the spectacular role performed by the Air
Force in the high mountains during the Kargil conflict of
1999, he said that this is a saga by itself.

"It is a matter of great pride to say that whenever a
situation demanded our gallant defence forces have bravely
defended the country", he said.

Director, Centre for Air Power Studies, Air Commodore
Jasjit Singh (Retd) in his opening remarks, dwelt on the
history, aims and objects of setting up of the Centre.

Recalling historic role played by the Indian Air Force in
the past wars and more so in the Kargil conflict, he said high
mountains posed a great challenge for guarding the frontiers.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 20:42

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