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Visit of Chief of Air Staff to Southern Air Command Thiruvananthapuram

Visit of Chief of Air Staff to Southern Air Command Thiruvananthapuram

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari  PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff, visited HQ Southern Air Command, Thiruvananthapuram on 19 and 20 January 2023 to attend the Commanders’ Conference of Southern Air Command.  He was accompanied by Mrs. Neeta Chaudhari, President, Air Force Family Welfare Association (AFFWA). On arrival, the CAS was presented with a ceremonial Guard of Honour.


Subsequently, Air Marshal J Chalapati AVSM VSM ADC, AOC-in-C, Southern Air Command briefed the Air Chief on the Operational preparedness of Southern Air Command for the Air Defence of the Indian peninsula and the island territories, the enhanced capability in Maritime Air Operations and the strong potent capability of IAF assets which provide the nation with an effective deterrence. During his address, the Chief of Air Staff emphasized that the IAF should derive relevant lessons from the recent geopolitical scenarios and effectively utilise all available resources to their best potential. He reiterated on the challenges faced by the IAF to adapt to the ever changing situations and technological advancements, and underlined that efficient training and innovations are necessary to ensure that the IAF remains a future-ready force.


The Air Chief lauded the efforts of Southern Air Command on IAF performance during military exercises with friendly foreign armed forces, particularly in Offensive Air Operations. He brought out that due to the high professional standards of the IAF, many foreign nations are keen on carrying out joint military exercises with Indian Armed Forces.


Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari in SAC Commanders Conference held at Southern Air Command, Akkulam

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari with AOC-in-C and other officers of SAC at HQ SAC