High Level Vigil Needed To Ensure Security: Air Force Chief


New Delhi: Air Force chief B S Dhanoa has stressed on maintaining “very high levels” of vigil to ensure security of air bases, an IAF statement said on Tuesday.

Addressing the Western Air Command (WAC), Station Commanders’ Conference, held on October 23-24 here, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) emphasised the need to enhance mission capability of all platforms and weapon systems.

“The CAS (Dhanoa) made a special mention on the need to maintain very high levels of vigil to ensure security of our airbases in the backdrop of the existing internal security situation,” the Air Force statement said.

The IAF has taken several steps to beef up the security of its bases after the January 2016 terror attack on the Pathankot airbase.