New Delhi. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal B.S. Dhanoa September 6 emphasized on the need to maintain a very high level of operational orientation and preparedness and exhorted Commanders to revise their operational plans and training in consonance with lessons learnt during various exercises and recent operations.
Addressing the concluding session of the two-day Western Air Command, Commanders’ Conference he emphasised on the need for development and upkeep of operational infrastructure and continuous orientation of human resources, so as to absorb induction of new technologies for a smooth transition of the IAF into a potent Aerospace Power.
The Air Chief who is also the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, reminded them of the importance and pivotal role of Western Air Command in all future conflicts and aid to Civil Power. He appreciated the rapid response and professionalism of the Command in the successful Surgical Operations. He also appreciated the aerospace safety record of WAC and urged the Commanders to continue in their earnest efforts towards a safe operational environment.
The Air Chief made a special mention of the need to maintain very high level of vigil and preparedness to ensure ground defence of air bases in the backdrop of the existing security scenario.
During the conference, the reviews and discussions were focused on critical analysis of operational preparedness and training including measures to enhance high serviceability of combat assets.