‘For operational readiness, utilise available resources effectively’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Oct 2018 09:47:43


Staff Reporter,

COAS Dhanoa inaugurates MC Commanders’ Conference at HQMC

Commanders of BRDs, EDs and other units attended the two-day conference

“Effective utilisation of available resources for operational readiness is needed at all time,” said Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa, PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC Chief of the Air Staff (COAS) during the inauguration of the Maintenance Command Commanders’ Conference at Vayusena Nagar on Monday.  The two-day conference was attended by the commanders of Base Repair Depots, Equipment Depots and other units or stations under Maintenance Command. The progress of various on-going maintenance activities and projects at various units was reviewed during the conference in presence of COAS.

The COAS emphasised, “Maintenance Command has a major role in maintaining the war fighting equipment of the Indian Air Force.” He urged them to keep pace with the rapid up gradation of modern technologies being incorporated by the IAF.

Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa congratulated Field Commanders for excellent performance and quality output given by all the Base Repair Depots (BRDs) and Equipment Depots (EDs) during exercise Gagan Shakti. He appreciated the effort of BRDs and EDs for boosting the serviceability of aircraft, radar and SAGW during the exercise and sustaining very high percentage of serviceability during the entire exercise. He praised the manpower support given by Maintenance Command to field units during exercise Gagan Shakti to sustain field serviceability of the equipment for round the clock operations.

The COAS inaugurated the solar power plant installed on the rooftop of the HQMC building that is the first Green Building in the Maintenance Command.
Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa also interacted with personnel which included all Air Warriors, Civilian Staff, DSC personnel and NCs(E) of HQMC, IAF.

Air Marshal Hemant Sharma AVSM VSM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command and Kusum Sharma, President, AFWWA (Regional) received the Air Chief and Kamalpreet Dhanoa, President, Air Force Wives Welfare Association at Sonegaon on Monday morning.
On his arrival, the Chief of the Air Staff was presented an impressive ceremonial Guard of Honour at HQMC, Vayusena Nagar.

Kamalpreet Dhanoa addressed a meeting of Sanginis along with Kusum Sharma and AFWWA Presidents of various Units under Maintenance Command.