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Eastern Air Command chief reviews preparedness of the fleet

Kolkata, Fri, 09 Apr 2010 ANI

Kolkata, Apr 9 (ANI): Air Marshal KK Nohwar, Air Officer Commanding in Chief (AOC-in-C), Eastern Air Command (EAC), who is on a four-day visit to various Indian Air Force (IAF) bases in West Bengal, on Friday, visited the Air Force Station in Barrackpore near Kolkata.


Air Marshal Nohwar, who reached the IAF base at Barrackpore on Thursday afternoon, would also be visiting the Air Force Station in Panagarh, before proceeding back to EAC Headquarters at Shillong.


Earlier on Wednesday and Thursday, he visited the IAF base at Kalaikunda.


Air Marshal Nohwar was received by the Base Commander Air Cmde DK Vashisht at the Air Force Station in Kalaikunda on his arrival.


The Air Marshal inspected various operational and support facilities at the base. He expressed his appreciation on the preparedness of the base and was extremely happy to see the infrastructure matching the international standards.


During his interaction with Air Warriors at Kalaikunda, he said that the base had become very important due to regular joint exercises at the base with foreign air forces.


At the Air Force Station in Barrackpore, Air Marshal Nohwar was received by Base Commander Group Captain Pankaj Bishnoi.


The Air Marshal also took a stock of air and ground defences at the base.


He also visited the training facilities, which impart theory knowledge about the AN-32 and Mig 21 systems to aircrew and ground crew. Air Marshal Nohwar inspected various communication facilities at the base.


Air Marshal Nohwar is accompanied by wife Anita Nohwar, who is the president of Air Force Wives Welfare Association at the command level.


She interacted with the members of AFWWA at AF Stations in Kalaikunda and Barrackpore and took a stock of welfare activities initiated at these bases.


Nohwar also visited and appreciated the School "Umeed- Asha Kiran" at Air Force School in Barrackpore meant for the special children. (ANI)


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