Jalpaiguri: President Mukherjee today visited Hashimara Air Force Station at Alipurduar district of West Bengal, his home state. The President, who is on 2 day visit to West Bengal presented Standard to 18 Squadron & 22 Squadron of Indian Air Force.
During his visit, the president praised air force for their role in disaster managements in recent times including operation rahat in Jammu and Kashmir last year and operation Matri immediatly after the nepal earthquake.
The President said India’s increasing eminence in the comity of Nations draws its strength from the capabilities of our Armed Forces.
President said that India remain firmly committed to peace and will use its might to protect the sovereignty of the nation.