New Delhi: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne on Tuesday complimented Air Force commanders for an outstanding effort in the last one year.
"While Exercise Iron Fist and Exercise Live Wire clearly illustrated our professional competence and team work, Op Rahat reconfirmed the nation`s faith in IAF`s capability and resolve of our men and women. These enhanced our collective confidence in employing new capabilities in conformity with our concept of operations," Air Chief Marshal Browne said.
"Now, it is all the more important for us to carry forward the lessons learnt from them and continue to refine our methods," he added.
The Air Chief, who inaugurated the four-day second bi-annual Air Force Commanders` Conference for the year 2013 at Air Headquarters, Vayu Bhawan, here, emphasised on enhancement of Operational Capability.
"We must consolidate our newly acquired aircraft and equipment towards maintaining a High Operational Status at all times," Air Chief Marshal Browne said.
"Since leadership flows from a sense of ownership, we must encourage ownership at all levels. When, Air Warriors, our most important asset, are happy and motivated, it clearly indicates that we are moving in the right direction," he added.
The four-day conference would be attended by the Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS), Commanders of the seven IAF Commands as well as the Principal Staff Officers at Air Headquarters.
IAF chose- `Aircraft and Systems Maintenance and Operational and Training Issues` as its theme for the current Commanders` Conference, in the backdrop of IAF`s ongoing modernisation drive, challenges of maintaining legacy systems along with new inductions and optimisation of resources.