Air Chief inaugurates SWAC Commanders' Conference

November 17, 2017 Photo(s): By PRO (MoD)

The Annual Commanders' Conference of South Western Air Command (SWAC) was inaugurated by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC Chief of the Air Staff on November 17, 2017 at Gandhinagar. The Commanders of Stations located in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharasthra states attended the conference.

Earlier, the Chief of Air Staff accompanied by Mrs Kamalpreet Dhanoa, President Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) were received by Air Marshal RK Dhir PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, SWAC and Mrs Neelam Dhir, President AFWWA (Regional) at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport this morning.

On arrival at HQ SWAC, Gandhinagar, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa inspected an impressive Guard of Honour. In his inaugural address, the Chief of the Air Staff acknowledged the high degree of professionalism and hard work displayed by the Air Warriors of SWAC in achieving the assigned goals.He highlighted the need for maintaining full operational preparedness with optimal utilization of available resources. He emphasized the need for Air Warriors to keep abreast with the latest technologies and to focus on the associated challenges while the IAF marches ahead with major upgradation of capabilities and infrastructure. The Chief urged every Air Warrior to exhibit immaculate discipline and unwavering integrity.

The annual conference is a forum for the Station Commanders to exchange views on operations, maintenance and administrative matters requiring deliberation with Senior Officers at Command Headquarters. During the conference, the Chief of Air Staff recognised the efforts of various units for their noteworthy performance in different spheres, by awarding various trophies.

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa presenting the Pride of SWAC (Minor Station) Trophy to the Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station Bhuj, Air Commodore K. Kale, at Headquarters South Western Air Command (SWAC), in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on November 17, 2017.
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa presenting the Chief of Air Staff Plaque to the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, SWAC, Air Marshal R.K. Dhir, at Headquarters South Western Air Command (SWAC), in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on November 17, 2017.
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa inspecting the Guard of Honour, at Headquarters South Western Air Command (SWAC), in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on November 17, 2017.
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa in a group photograph with the Commanders of SWAC AOR, at Headquarters South Western Air Command (SWAC), in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on November 17, 2017.