Shillong: Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria reviewed the operational preparedness of units deployed in Eastern Air Command area of responsibility from January 5-7.
During his visit to Air Force Stations and Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs), the chief interacted with senior IAF & Army commanders, an IAF spokesperson said.
He also visited Itanagar to call on Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
Besides sharing key focus areas for furthering IAF's ongoing transformation with air warriors, he flew with aircrew from transport and helicopter fleets that operate extensively in Sikkim and North East sectors.
He lauded their stellar contribution in accomplishing all operational as well as humanitarian assistance tasks successfully while operating in a difficult terrain and an extremely challenging operational environment.
He also praised sustained efforts by all personnel deployed within the AoR towards maintaining proficiency in envisaged roles and urged them to continue discharging their duty with diligence.
ACM Bhadauria conveyed his satisfaction in the manner stations and units maintained their combat potential throughout the year gone by, despite stringent Covid-19 protocols.