Eastern Air Command Air Marshal visits Arunachal

ITANAGAR, 6 Jul: Commanding in Chief Air Marshal DK Patnaik of the Eastern Command was on a two-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh and Assam to review operational and administrative preparedness of the base, a defence spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Patnaik concluded his visit on Tuesday after visiting various units and sections of the Air Force Station Mohanbari at Assam’s Dibrugarh, and the forward areas of Walong and Vijaynagar in Arunachal Pradesh.

He interacted with the personnel and emphasized on the strategic importance of the base, as well as future developmental aspects, Tezpur based defence spokesperson Lt Col AS Walia, said.

The air marshal pointed out the importance of being conversant with their role in operations, and confidence in operating aircraft and systems.

He also visited the Advance Landing Grounds at Vijaynagar and Walong, besides the nearby Air Force Station Dinjan, the spokesperson added.