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Need for infrastructure development in NE: Naik
Correspondent SHILLONG, DEC 13 (NPN):
Published on 14 Dec. 2010 12:07 AM IST
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Chief of Air Staff air chief marshal PV Naik today said there was a need for infrastructure development in the eastern region to enhance faster adoption of the newly inducted equipment by the Eastern Air Command and also asked airmen to achieve accident-free environment.
Addressing the Eastern Air Command annual station commanders' conference Naik emphasised that a large number of inductions are taking place in Eastern Air Command, therefore there is a need to upgrade infrastructure and training facilities for faster adoption of the new equipments.
"The IAF is moving forward to be totally net-centric which will be the future operational requirement," an official statement quoted Naik as saying.
The air chief marshal also stressed for a need to achieve accident-free environment and asked commanders to put in their best to safeguard concerned operational areas and air space.
The air chief awarded 'Best Flying Station' to air force station Tezpur, 'Best Non Flying Station' to air force station Digaru (both in Assam) and other trophies to different squadrons for their achievements.
Eastern air command AOC-in-C air marshal KK Nohwar, in his welcome address, highlighted the operational, maintenance and administrative initiatives in the command and emphasised the core values of force and efforts being put in to achieve these values and standards.
The commanders' conference, which will carry out operational, maintenance and administrative review of the air force stations, will conclude tomorrow.
Air marshal Nohwar will chair a session on various issues pertaining to operational requirements in the North-East Region and developmental plans with the station commanders of all the air force stations in the region. Senior officers of EAC headquarters are attending the conference.

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