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We are transforming into strategic power: Air Force chief

We are transforming into strategic power: Air Force chief
‘IAF (Indian Air Force) is on a trajectory of modernisation and is transforming into a strategic aerospace power with full spectrum capability,’ said ACM Raha in his address to the personnel at Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal. He also urged all personnel to display exemplary leadership in pursuit of excellence.

Accompanied by wife Lily, Raha is on a four-day official tour in West Bengal to various defence establishments since on Thursday.

At Kalaikunda, the air force chief also reviewed various measures being undertaken by the station towards operational commitments.

He also visited No 18 squadron and flew in a MiG-27 trainer aircraft with Gp Capt Ashish Rana, Commanding Officer of the squadron. Earlier upon arrival at Kolkata he had called on Governor MK Narayanan at Raj Bhavan. He will visit Eastern Command’s headquarter in Kolkata on Saturday.

During the day, Raha kept his promised date with his alma mater, Sainik School in Purulia, where he had studied from 1965 to 1970.

Addressing cadets of the school, he said it was a special pleasure to revisit it within three months since taking over as the Air Chief.

Talking to media-persons at Purulia, he described Sainik Schools as being among the best public schools that are building foundations for future leaders of our country. The Air Chief’s visit has certainly overwhelmed the cadets who see him as their role model.
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