The Western Air Command, Station Commanders’ Conference was held on October 23-24, 2017 at New Delhi. The Chief Guest, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) was received by Air Marshal C. Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding, Western Air Command.
The CAS emphasised the need to enhance mission capability of all platforms and weapon systems. He reiterated the need for development and upkeep of operational infrastructure and continuous orientation of human resource so as to absorb induction of new technologies for a smooth transition of the IAF into a potent Aerospace power. The Chief re-emphasised the importance and pivotal role of Western Air Command in all future conflicts and in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions. He appreciated the aerospace safety record of WAC and urged the commanders to continue the earnest efforts towards creating an environment for safe operations. He appreciated the rapid response and untiring efforts of Western Air Command in providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in recent times, which included numerous casualty evacuation and transportation of live organs.