September 30, 2022

IAF Chief emphasises on using AI, automation in transformation and re-structuring of Air Force

IAF’s Maintenance Command Commanders’ Conference held

New Delhi, Highlighting recent events, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria underscored the importance of due vigilance to meet newer security challenges and delved on the aspects of embracing modern technology such as AI and automation in the task of transformation and re-structuring of Indian Air Force (IAF) to ensure that it is always combat ready. 

The IAF Chief, who is a recipient of PVSM AVSM VM ADC was addressing the Commanders’ Conference of Maintenance Command (MC) at Vayu Sena Nagar, Nagpur on August 11 and 12.

The CAS on arrival was received by Air Marshal Shashiker Choudhary AVSM VSM ADC, AOC-in-C MC. 

The two day event was attended by Commanders of Base Repair Depots, Equipment Depots and other Stations/ Units under MC, who reviewed ongoing projects and took stock of goals and tasks for MC in the year ahead. 

In his address to the Commanders, CAS noted the pivotal role of MC in meticulous management of the vast and varied inventory of the Indian Air Force.

Commending the Command for initiatives launched to meet the evolving needs of a modern and future ready IAF, ACM Bhadauria highlighted the need for building capacity to improve maintainability and operability in complex conditions along with a thrust on active pursuance of indigenised projects. 

The CAS exhorted the Commanders to imbibe the ‘mantras’ of indigenisation and modernisation in their efforts to ensure that MC remains the fountainhead of maintenance and logistics support to integrated operations in the future.

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