The IAF chief undertook the sortie whereas visiting the 101 Squadron, which is the second hub of Rafale fighter jets
Kolkata: In a uncommon feat, Indian Air Drive (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal V R Chaudhari and his son, Squadron Chief Mihir V Chaudhari, flew a Rafale plane in a fight coaching mission sortie from Hasimara Air Drive Station in West Bengal.
The IAF chief undertook the sortie whereas visiting the 101 Squadron, which is the second hub of Rafale fighter jets, on the airbase on Thursday throughout the annual Jap Air Command (EAC) Commanders’ Convention which he chaired on the EAC headquarters in Shillong from September 7-9.
The IAF tweeted on Friday, “Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, #CAS was on a go to to IAF’s Jap AOR. Through the go to, CAS flew a sortie on #Rafale plane as a part of three plane fight coaching mission at Air Drive Station Hasimara together with his son, Sqn Ldr Mihir V Chaudhari.”
It added, “The sortie flown by #CAS and his son is a continuation of the best traditions of the #IAF and underlines the significance accorded to grooming and making ready our younger leaders for the challenges of the longer term. #CAS reviewed and appreciated the operational preparedness of the airbase and interacted with the personnel stationed there. He urged the personnel to proceed their efforts in safeguarding the Nation’s skies always.”
The IAF chief, who was acquired by EAC Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Air Marshal DK Patnaik, emphasised the necessity for vital evaluation and measures to boost operational preparedness in his handle to the commanders.
Air Chief Marshal Chaudhari additionally apprised the IAF commanders of the present safety situation, geopolitical scenario and the function of IAF in coping with numerous contingencies. He additional highlighted the necessity for sustaining excessive operational readiness around the clock and retaining deal with functionality enhancement and awarded trophies to stations for attaining excellence within the fields of operations, upkeep and administration.