SOURCE: THE HINDU
The resurrection of 222 Squadron at Thanjavur with Sukhoi-30 plane has paved the best way for strengthening maritime safety within the southern peninsula and sustaining Indian pursuits within the Indian Ocean area, Air Marshal Amit Tiwari, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Air Command (SAC), has mentioned.
Talking at a Commanders’ Convention held on the SAC, Akkulam, on Saturday, he outlined efforts by the command in fast-tracking infrastructure improvement for fighters, deployment of radars, and profitable conduct of Mixed Guided Weapons Firing at Suryalanka on diversified firing platforms.
The Air Marshal expressed satisfaction over the induction of a further indigenously constructed LCA (gentle fight plane) Tejas plane squadron at Sulur. The Air Drive is in a extremely accelerated development stage and induction of indigenous methods is in tandem with the federal government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, he mentioned.
On the convention, the Air Marshal reviewed the operations, upkeep, and administration actions undertaken by the SAC through the previous 12 months. He supplied the Commanders with a imaginative and prescient for maritime operations in peninsular India for the following decade. He additionally emphasised the necessity to keep a really excessive stage of operational preparedness and orientation. Air Officers Commanding and Station Commanders of all Air Drive Stations beneath the Southern Air Command attended the day-long conclave.