Air Chief visits Leh, Ladakh sector

Leh, Jan 13 : Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, the Chief of the Air Staff ,was on a visit to operations bases at Leh and Ladakh sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

This is his first visit after he took over as Air Force Chief on Dec 31.

On arrival, he was briefed on the prevailing situation in the region by Lt Gen Rakesh Sharma, the Corps Commander and interacted with Army personnel to provide an impetus to jointness with the Army.

The AOC, Air Cmde R Isser updated the CAS on the progress of significant infrastructure projects in Leh and Ladakh Sector.

"Our air warriors are performing exceptionally well under very harsh geographical conditions but are committed to ensure that supplies to forward areas are not affected adversely even during bad weather," Raha said.

In keeping with the mission statement of the IAF 'People First Mission Always' this maiden visit of the Chief will certainly bolster the commitment of the leadership to the IAF's mission statement.

Raha interacted with all the personnel and obtained their views on variety of operational and administrative issues.

--IBNS (Posted on 13-01-2014)

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