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IAF chief reviews security scenario in North East

IAF chief reviews security scenario in North East
Birender Singh Dhanoa
Correspondent Shillong, Nov 22 | Publish Date: 11/22/2018 11:09:07 AM IST

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Thursday reviewed the security scenario in the North East with commanders from Eastern Air Command, an official said.

Dhanoa, who inaugurated the Commanders’ Conference here in Meghalaya, updated commanders on the security scenario and infrastructure in the North Eastern region.

The Chief of Air Staff exhorted all field commanders asking for determined contribution towards the endeavour of the organisation to upgrade the operational capability of Eastern Air Command. He also stressed on the importance of leadership, team building and discipline, which, he said, are pivotal in pursuit of achieving the operational goals. 

Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar and received, introduced the commanders to, Dhanoa.

Headquartered in Shillong, the Eastern Air Command’s area of responsibility covers 11 states.

During the conference, the Air Chief Marshal awarded trophies to the Commanders for achieving excellence in the fields of Operations, Maintenance and Administration.

Air Force Station, Guwahati was awarded the ‘Pride of EAC’ Trophy, for standing best in overall performance and Air Force Station, Salua was awarded the ‘Best Non-Flying Station’. Earlier on Wednesday,  Dhanoa arrived in Meghalaya’s capital Shillong on Wednesday to review the progress in various operational tasks of Eastern Air Command headquarters.

He was received by Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Air Command Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, at the Advanced Landing Ground helipad in Upper Shillong. The Air Warriors of Headquarters Eastern Air Command presented Air Chief Marhal Dhanoa with a ceremonial guard of honour. Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa was accompanied by Kamalpreet Dhanoa, president, Air Force Wives Welfare Association. 

Headquartered in Shillong the Eastern Air Command’s area of responsibility covers 11 states and it has permanent airbases in Chabua, Guwahati, Bagdogra, Barrackpore, Hasimara, Jorhat, Kalaikunda, and Tezpur with forward airbases in Agartala, Kolkata, Panagarh, and Shillong.

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