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AOC calls on Tuki, Governor

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

our correspondent

Itagar, May 7: Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) of Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal S B Deo called on Aruchal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and Chief Minister bam Tuki here today and discussed various issues pertaining to the Indian Air Force operations in the state. During a meeting with Tuki, Deo gave a detail explation on the status of various landing grounds coming up in Aruchal Pradesh of which the airport at Pasighat is expected to be ready by December this year, an official communiqué informed.Using ‘google map’ the Air Marshal informed about the proposed projects of the Air Force to be taken up in Aruchal Pradesh and requested cooperation from the state government, especially in acquisition of land.

The chief minister assured him of all possible cooperation from the state government and requested the Indian Air Force to lend helping hands to the people of the state on times of need.Deo said that the Indian Air Force is ever ready to be of any help and assured chopper services in times of emergency or on request of the state government.Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi and Commissioner to CM Thajam Taloh were also present during the meeting, the communiqué said.

Deo during a meeting with the governor discussed on air connectivity and Advance Landing Grounds (ALGs) in the state, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed.

They also discussed on dual use of ALGs including civilian aircrafts and helicopter services.The governor emphasised on institutiolizing the use of Air Traffic Control (ATC) facilities of Indian Air Force for civilian helicopter services.The Governor advised the AOC-in-C for keeping the squadrons in preparedness in the coming rainy months for evacuations and relief works and cases of medical emergency in the state.He also emphasised on more induction of youth from the state in the force, the communiqué added.

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