Itanagar, Aug 1: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra today took up the issue of recruitment of youth from Arunachal Pradesh in the Indian Air Force with the Chief of the Air Staff Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and requested him for his assistance through ‘Pay back to society group’ (PBSG) of serving armed forces officers from the state.
During a meeting with the Chief of the Air Staff at New Delhi, the Governor while informing that at present out of the 33 officers in Armed Forces, there are four Air Force officers from Arunachal Pradesh, including Group Captain R D Musabi, Mishra asked Dhanoa to allow the officers to come to the state for visits to various schools and colleges to motivate the youth to join the Indian Armed Forces.
The governor also took up the issue of Dullungmukh Air Force firing range, an official comminique informed. He emphasised for a holistic approach in regard to the range with safety of the local population in the area in top priority, but at the same time without disrupting the battle worthiness of the IAF fighter squadrons and the Air warriors. The Chief of the Air Staff assured his best in addressing the issues placed by the governor.