The four-day Air Force Commanders’ Conference commenced at Air Headquarters, New Delhi today.
In his opening address, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) complimented the Commanders for maintaining a high state of preparedness and expressed his satisfaction at the professionalism of air-warriors. The CAS lauded the whole-hearted involvement and commitment of all personnel during the recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir as well as the ongoing relief operations at Visakhapatnam as they were in conformity with the motto of “People First Mission Always”.
The year 2014 is being observed as the ‘Year of Wherewithal’. The CAS exhorted the Commanders to strive for greater serviceability of aircraft, equipment and high operational status of crew. While laying emphasis on Human Resource Development, CAS directed all personnel to upgrade their knowledge in order to embrace emerging technologies with greater ease. He also asked the Commanders to be ever responsive to any kind of sub conventional threat. During the conference, Commanders were updated on Op status, various development projects and the future inductions.