Air Chief for primacy to operations given prevailing security situation

April 25th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik, today reiterated that primacy of operations in view of the prevailing security situation.

Addressing the first bi-annual Air Force Commanders’ Conference for 2011 here, Air Chief Marshal Naik brought out the need for consolidating the operational availability of weapon systems and sensors due to ‘Times of Transformation’ and declared the period ahead as ‘Year of Consolidation’.

He further emphasized institutionalization of core Air Warriors values which have been elucidated as ‘Mission, Integrity and Excellence’.He also thanked Defence Minister A K Antony for his continued support and involvement in IAF’s modernization process.

Antony, however, apprised commanders of the security situation in the region and lauded the role of the armed forces towards nation building.

He lauded the role of the IAF in humanitarian assistance during the Leh floods and for evacuating Indian citizens from Egypt and Libya.

Antony specifically commended the IAF for conceptualization and perationalisation of various assets and force-multiplies. The inaugural day of the conference had reviews on matters of operations, acquisitions, aerospace safety, maintenance, administration and personnel matters concerning IAF’s human resources.

During the four-day, presentations will also be made by AOC-in-C of each of the seven IAF commands during the conference.

In addition, a separate presentation on a topic relevant to the individual Command’s core operational role, in the present and futuristic context, will also be made and discussed by the commanders.

Chiefs of the Army and Navy will also interact with the IAF commanders during the conference. (ANI)

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