Air Force capable of meeting challenges: Browne

Air Chief Marshal Browne stressed on giving "undivided attention" to operationalisation of new system, infrastructure development and integration.

New Delhi: Observing that the security
environment places a greater demand on leadership at all
levels, air chief N A K Browne on Saturday stressed on giving
"undivided attention" to operationalisation of new system,
infrastructure development and integration of new capability.

Addressing all air-warriors in his New Year message, Air Chief Marshal Browne said the IAF is committed to support the
surface forces in both anti-Naxal and air maintenance
operations in all areas and expressed confidence that the
force is capable of meeting all the challenges.
"Our speedy operationalisation of AWACS and C-130J fleet,
commitment in supporting our surface forces both during the
anti-Naxal operations and sustained air maintenance operations
in the north and east highlights the professional calibre of
our air warriors," he said.

Underlining IAF`s vision for the future, he said,
"Operationalisation of newly inducted systems, speedy
development of our operational infrastructure and integration
of new capabilities in our overall operational employment
matrix would require our undivided attention and commitment."
He said the ever changing complexion of our security and
operational environment will also place greater demands on our
leadership at all levels.

The air chief stressed on the need for developing
capability of people responsible for the transformation
process, and said, "A holistic approach to team building,
which includes looking after their training, mentoring,
counselling as well as personal needs will have to be
addressed.

"Our daily mission and the task assigned to each one of us
must be accomplished with utmost commitment and while doing so
we need to make a conscious effort of raising our standards a
notch higher," Browne said.

PTI