RM’S Interaction with IAF Commanders during Air Force Commanders’ Conference – Apr 2015
Air Force Commanders’ Conference (AFCC) – 2015 commenced at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan), New Delhi on 20 April 2015. Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Raksha Mantri inaugurated the bi-annual conference.
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Air Staff welcomed Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri and Shri RK Mathur, Defence Secretary. He also introduced the Air Force Commanders to the Hon’ble RM.
The aim of this bi-annual conference is to enhance the operational capability of the IAF. CAS updated the RM on operational status of the IAF, induction of C-17 and operationalisation of C-130 aircraft. He also highlighted the efforts put in to increase the aircraft serviceability and the corresponding increase in flying task of IAF as compared to the previous year. Achievements of the IAF especially during the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations were covered by the CAS. He also elaborated on the IAF’s Focus Areas and covered the future road map for the IAF. The CAS also expressed his concern for well being, morale and enhancement of physical fitness of air-warriors.
The Hon’ble RM complemented the IAF for professional conduct during relief and rescue operations especially during J&K floods and rescue of Indians from Yemen. He also emphasized on aviation safety and conserve available resources.
During the conference senior leadership of IAF deliberates on issues pertaining to air operations, maintenance, human resources and administration. CAS also presented trophies to various Command Headquarters for excellence in sports, welfare activities and promotion of Hindi in IAF.