IAF firmly on road to leapfrog generation ahead: COAS

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New Delhi, Oct 30 (UNI) The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Fali H Major today said the Indian Air Force's operational plans would now become much more effective in view of the enhanced capabilities being acquired through the induction of new assets.

In his inaugural address at the Indian Air Force Commanders' Conference at the Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan), 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.

Emphasising the need to develop state-of-the-art maintenance practices and facilities in the Indian Air Force, the COAS 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.

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