IAF Commanders’ Conference begins
‘IAF FIRMLY ON THE ROAD TO LEAPFROG A GENERATION AHEAD’ SAYS THE CHIEF OF AIR STAFF
October 30 2008 -- The Indian Air Force Commanders’ Conference began today at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan), New Delh. The Conference commenced with the inaugural address of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Fali H Major.
Addressing the Commanders, the Chief of the Air Staff put forward his vision of the shape of the IAF, in the years to come, and chartered out the future course of action. In view of the enhanced capabilities being acquired through the induction of new assets, he said that the IAF’s operational plans would now become much more effective. He emphasized the need to develop state-of-the-art maintenance practices and facilities. He also stressed on the fact that air warriors were the most important force-multiplier and must be treated with utmost concern and empathy.
During the present Commanders’ Conference the Air Officers Commanding-in-Chief of IAF Commands would carry out a data based review. Lessons learnt during Exercise ‘Red Flag’ and Exercise ‘Desert Eagle’, implementation of AVSC Phase II and future road map for Garud force would also be taken up for discussion.
The Conference is attended by the top brass of the Indian Air Force comprising Air Officers Commanding-in-Chief of IAF Commands and Principle Staff Officers of Air Headquarters. During the Commanders’ Conference, operational challenges before the IAF are discussed. Apart from this flight safety, maintenance, administrative and logistical issues which impinge on the operational effectiveness of Air Force are also taken up for discussions.