Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Air Chief Inspects Air Force Stations Chabua, Tezpur

During his three day tour to the North East Region from 12-14 Dec 2011 with first visit to the Eastern Air Command Head Quarters at Shillong, the subsequent two days, saw Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne visit the airbases Chabua and Tezpur to oversee the development of SU-30 infrastructure at the two bases.

He visited the local units and important installations of the two bases and interacted with Squadron pilots and engineers besides all the station personnel and key appointments. At Tezpur Lieutenant General Shakti Gurung, General Officer Commanding 4 Corps also met the Air Chief.

Addressing the officers, the Air Chief said, “The reason for my visit is that I wanted to see firsthand how things are at the bases. Your station is undergoing fair amount of transformation in terms of new inductions, keep operations upfront in your focus, but along with these changes that we talk about, it is our people, our air warriors who must receive our highest attention, in terms of their quality of life, training, mentoring and grooming. We should be able to ensure that right down to the last man in our system understands what we are doing. We should be able to channel our energies to a common task and our endeavour should be to uplift the quality of everything we do, a notch higher.”

The visit to Tezpur, where the Air Chief was received by Air Commodore Sandeep Singh, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station,Tezpur and Mrs Kamini Singh, President Air Force Wives Welfare Association, brings back old memories for the Chief who was posted to 4 squadron at the base, flying MiG-21s way back in 1974.

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