Raksha Mantri (RM), Rajnath Singh, inaugurated the Air Force Commanders’ Conference (AFCC) at Air Headquarters in New Delhi today April 06, 2022. Raksha Rajya Mantri Ajay Bhatt and Defence Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar attended the conference, along with senior commanders of the Indian Air Force.
During this conference, the Raksha Mantri also launched the “MEHAR BABA COMPETITION – II”, in lieu of providing a boost to the growing indigenous drone industry. The competition is aimed at developing technology for a “Swarm Drone-based system to detect Foreign Objects on Aircraft Operating Surfaces”.
During this three-day conference, the Air Force Commanders will discuss important issues related to future challenges in a Hi-tech and evolving operational scenario. The theme for this year’s Conference is ‘Optimising human resources’, in the hope to focus on the conduct of operations smartly and efficiently. Mitigation of threats posed by drones will also be brainstormed during the conference.
The topics which were being discussed in AFCC were relevant and contemporary in the-present context and covered the entire canvas of issues/ challenges that are being faced by the Nation, stated Rajnath Singh.
In addition, he also conveyed that he was pleased to see that directions given by higher authorities were being discussed comprehensively at the conference and would provide a direction for all future efforts. The RM also expressed his satisfaction with the way Indian Armed Forces have been able to respond to emerging situations at the challenges being faced on the Northern and Western borders and praised the Indian Air Force’s evacuation effort in Operation Ganga.
While addressing the commanders, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, The Chief of the Air Staff, asked them to be ready to meet all challenges and enhance their capabilities for responding in multiple domains at short notice. He also emphasized the need for conserving assets, optimally utilizing resources, and the need for joint manship to enhance National Security.