IAF to focus on operations in North-East

Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne stressed upon the importance of operations and infrastructure development in the North-East.

Last Updated: Dec 12, 2011, 19:39 PM IST

Shillong: Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne
today stressed upon the importance of operations and
infrastructure development in the North-East to increase
accessibility in the region.

"Our entire focus must be on the operations as we are
doing a capability enhancement across the board in terms of
new inductions. I can assure you my support in achieving your
longterm objectives," he said.
Brown is on a three-day visit to the region and will
visit bases at Guwahati, Tezpur, Chabua besides Shillong to
oversee the planned infrastructure development of the IAF in
the region.

Addressing an Air Force Commanders` conference here,
he said, "Commanders should focus on supporting, supervising,
counselling, mentoring and guiding those under their charge
during training as well as in the units".

This visit to the region is the first of the Air Chief
after he took charge on July 31, 2011.

Earlier in the day, Brown arrived at the Head
Quarters of Eastern Air Command (EAC), Shillong, and was
received by Air Marshal S Varthaman, Air Officer
Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command and Mrs Shobha
Varthaman, President AFWWA (Regional).
Addressing an Air Force Commanders` conference here,
he said, "Commanders should focus on supporting, supervising,
counselling, mentoring and guiding those under their charge
during training as well as in the units".

This visit to the region is the first of the Air Chief
after he took charge on July 31, 2011.

Earlier in the day, Brown arrived at the Head
Quarters of Eastern Air Command (EAC), Shillong, and was
received by Air Marshal S Varthaman, Air Officer
Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command and Mrs Shobha
Varthaman, President AFWWA (Regional).

The IAF chief complimented the commands personnel`s on
their sustained air maintenance efforts in carrying out
disaster relief operations during Sikkim earthquake and Odisha
floods.

He also interacted with the Commanders of all the
formations under EAC as well as the key appointments and
principal staff officers of the Command.

PTI