Port Blair, July 27: Lieutenant General Ajai Singh, AVSM, Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) visited the Headquarter Air Force Component in Port Blair on 27th July to review the operational preparedness. He visited Headquarters Air Force Component where he was received by Air Commodore S Sridhar, VSM the Air Force Component Commander.
The CINCAN was introduced to key personnel and was briefed about the layout of Headquarter Air Force Component and the infrastructure development plan. He interacted with Air Warriors and shared his thoughts and vision on joint use of assets of the three services, the importance of Tri-services joint training and emphasized on the need to keep abreast with the emerging technologies to have an edge over our adversaries.
He emphasized that professional knowledge and hard work are the key to success. He also visited Air Force Station Porthrapur and 153 Squadron known as the “Island Sentinels”. During interaction with air warriors at Air Force Station Porthrapur and the Island Sentinels, he emphasized on strengthening the Air Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which has gained strategic importance due to the changing geo-political situation in the Indian Ocean Region.
During his visit, he awarded “on the spot” commendations to some deserving air warriors for their extraordinary dedication and devotion to duty. CINCAN also visited the newly built residential area for the Air Force personnel at Vayu Vihar, Brookshabad where he was briefed on the various welfare facilities developed at the residential area. CINCAN appreciated the efforts put in by the Air Force Component in effective Air Surveillance despite various challenges in the remote islands.