National Defence Bureau,
Ahmedabad, 17 November 2017
Earlier, the Chief of Air Staff accompanied by Kamalpreet Dhanoa, President Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) were received by Air Marshal RK Dhir, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, SWAC and Neelam Dhir, President AFWWA (Regional) at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport this morning.
On arrival at HQ SWAC, Gandhinagar, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa inspected an impressive Guard of Honour. In his inaugural address, the Chief of the Air Staff acknowledged the high degree of professionalism and hard work displayed by the Air Warriors of SWAC in achieving the assigned goals.
He highlighted the need for maintaining full operational preparedness with optimal utilization of available resources. He emphasized the need for Air Warriors to keep abreast with the latest technologies and to focus on the associated challenges while the IAF marches ahead with major upgradation of capabilities and infrastructure. The Chief urged every Air Warrior to exhibit immaculate discipline and unwavering integrity.
The annual conference is a forum for the Station Commanders to exchange views on operations, maintenance and administrative matters requiring deliberation with Senior Officers at Command Headquarters. During the conference, the Chief of Air Staff recognised the efforts of various units for their noteworthy performance in different spheres, by awarding various trophies.
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