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AOC-in-C, Western Air Command, reviews security setup of IAF station in Jammu

JAMMU (PTI): Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, reviewed the security set up of the Air Force station in Jammu and praised the operational preparedness, high security setup and the high morale of its personnel.

Air Marshal Nambiar visited the Air Force station on Monday and interacted with the senior officers and all commanding officers of the lodger units besides taking to the skies for an aerial recce of forward bases and deployment, a defence spokesman said Tuesday.

Accompanied by President of Air Force Wives Welfare Association (Regional) Luxmi Nambiar, the AOC-in-C was received by Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station, Jammu, Air Commodore Ajay Singh Pathania, and president AFWWA (Local), Sapna Pathania.

He was briefed about the aspects of the station and also took a tour of the technical area of the station, the spokesman said, adding he visited various operational units and appreciated the role played by the frontline Air Force Base in guarding the western skies of the nation.

The spokesman said he familiarised himself with the runway extension plan of the station and was given a presentation by director, Airport Authority of India and the Garrison Engineer (Project).

He further reviewed the security setup of the station, he said.

The Air Marshal addressed all the Air Warriors, appreciating the stupendous work done in conduct of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) missions by IAF helicopters of the base even beyond the call of duty.

"The AOC-in-C appreciated the operational preparedness, high security setup and the high morale of the personnel of Air Force Station Jammu," the spokesman said.

He said the Air Marshal, however, stressed on operational preparedness to respond in any type of contingency in the least possible time and the challenges ahead, the spokesman said.

The President Air Force Wives Welfare Association (Regional) visited the Station Vocational Training Centre (VTC), Umeed Vidya Kiran School (School for the Specially abled children), Station Medicare Centre and various AFWWA ventures of the station.

A meeting with station Sanginis was conducted and she applauded the efforts undertaken by the station towards the various welfare activities, the spokesman said.

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