ITANAGAR: Aruanachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra chaired a review meeting of Indian Air Force (IAF) facilities in the State with Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Air Officer Commanding-in- Chief (AOC-in-C) of Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal RD Mathur, at Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday.
During the meeting discussions were held on security of the people and IAF's contribution in humanitarian services, a Raj Bhawan comminique informed.
The Governor emphasised that the safety and security of the people must be the topmost priority in all matters. He stressed that all measures need to be taken to this end.
The Governor and the Chief Minister expressed their gratitude to the India Air Force for their humanitarian flights and helping the people of the State in emergencies.
The Governor said that it is due to the assistance of the IAF that mobile connectivity has been installed in remote administrative headquarters of Vijoynagar and remote power stations in Hotspring and Rocham in Anjaw district.
"The people of Arunachal Pradesh have very high regards for the IAF," Dr Mishra said.
Khandu shared his observation on various security matters in the state.
Air Marshal Mathur assured of the continued IAF support for the humanitarian services, whensoever the State government may call for it. He also shared the competence of the IAF with the induction of new hardware and the operational requirements of the Air Warriors.
Meanwhile, Security Advisor to the State government Major General SC Mohanty also called on the Governor during the day. It was a courtesy call by Major General Mohanty after he joined the post.
The Governor shared his concerns about the safety and security of the people of the state, particularly in the eastern districts of Changlang, Tirap and Longding (TCL).
He asked the Security Advisor to study the ongoing insurgency problems in TCL and advise the state government to take necessary steps to counter it.
Dr Mishra said that the well being of every individual is important for the State.
"Militancy, which has adversely affected our people's livelihood must be curbed. Steps must be initiated to ensure that extortion activities by the insurgents of the local population must stop at all cost," he stressed.Major General Mohanty briefed the Governor about the security bandobast in the State during the meeting.