October 2, 2022

IAF Chief reviews progress of operational goals set for EAC, highlights discussions to optimise full spectrum combat readiness

Shillong, Two-day Commanders Conference of the Eastern Air Command (EAC) reviewed the progress of operational goals set for the Command and highlighted discussions on ways and means to optimise full spectrum combat readiness.

While addressing the Commanders, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria PVSM AVSM VM ADC highlighted the increasing importance of Eastern Air Command in the overall strategic perspective. He expressed satisfaction at the buildup and strengthening of capability and infrastructure at various stations including Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) in the Eastern sector.

The CAS urged the Commanders to enthuse the younger air warriors to put their training and skills to full use in their assignments to upgraded and new generation systems and weapon platforms. He appreciated the contribution of all personnel of EAC in their consistent efforts to improve their operational output backed by a strong maintenance and administrative support system.

The Air Chief visited Headquarters Eastern Air Command (EAC) at Shillong from August 26 to 27 for the Commanders Conference. On arrival, the CAS was received by Air Marshal Amit Dev AVSM VSM ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Eastern Air Command.

The CAS awarded trophies to Stations for achieving excellence in the fields of Operations, Maintenance and Administration. Air Force Station Tezpur was awarded the trophy of ‘Best Flying Station – Pride of EAC’ and Air Force Station Salua was declared the ‘Best Non-Flying Station’.

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