September 29, 2022

Ensure op readiness of all platforms, weapon systems, assets kept at the highest level: CAS to WAC Station Commanders

Two-day Station Commanders’ Conference of Western Air Command held

New Delhi, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria PVSM AVSM VM ADC asked the Station Commanders of the Western Air Command (WAC) to ensure that the operational readiness of all platforms, weapon systems and assets are kept at the highest level.

He was speaking at the two day Station Commanders’ Conference of the Western Air Command (WAC) in New Delhi on June 24 and 25. Considering the ongoing pandemic, the conference was conducted in a hybrid mode where a few of the commanders attended through video tele conferencing.

The CAS was the chief guest and was received by Air Marshal VR Chaudhari PVSM AVSM VM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), WAC.

He appreciated the swift response and high commitment shown by all bases in WAC in the recent standoff on our Northern frontiers despite the constraints posed by the ongoing pandemic. The CAS complimented the response and efforts of each station in initiating tasks related to COVID-19.

The Air Chief also commended the aerospace safety record of WAC and urged the Commanders to continue their efforts towards a safe operational environment. The CAS underlined the future of IAF by enhancing operational capability through force structuring along with self reliance and indigenisation with an aim to transform the IAF into a potent Aerospace Power.

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