The IAF Chief underscored the importance of due vigilance to meet newer security challenges

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria has called for embracing modern technology such as AI and automation in the task of transformation and restructuring of the Indian Air Force to ensure that it is always combat ready.

While attending two-day (August 11 and 12) Commanders’ Conference of Maintenance Command in Nagpur, he underscored the importance of due vigilance to meet newer security challenges.

He noted the pivotal role of the Maintenance Command in meticulous management of the vast and varied inventory of the Indian Air Force.

Commending the Command for initiatives launched to meet the evolving needs of a modern and future ready IAF, the CAS highlighted the need for building capacity to improve maintainability and operability in complex conditions along with a thrust on active pursuance of indigenized projects.

The Air Chief Marshal exhorted the commanders to imbibe the ‘mantras’ of indigenisation and modernisation in their efforts to ensure that the Maintenance Command remains the fountainhead of maintenance and logistics support to integrated operations in the future.

The two day event was attended by Commanders of Base Repair Depots, Equipment Depots and other Stations and Units under the Maintenance Command, who reviewed ongoing projects and took stock of goals and tasks for MC in the year ahead.