Chief of Air Staff visits Ranchi detachment of Anti-Naxal Task Force

19 Apr 2017

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa visited Ranchi detachment of Anti-Naxal Task Force on April 17and 18.
The CAS was accompanied by Air Commodore Ajay Shukla, Task Force Commander and was received at Ranchi by Det Cdr Gp Capt D K Vats and Police, CRPF and Airport officials. Thereafter, the CAS proceeded to the detachment headquarter where he had a meeting with the senior officials from the Police and CRPF. The CAS assured the Police and CRPF full support from IAF in the anti-Naxal operations conducted by them during day and night. He also discussed with them about anything else that the IAF could do to help the anti-Naxal missions.
During his visit, the CAS met the IAF personnel of ANTF detachment at Ranchi airport. He reviewed the operations and complimented the air warriors on the excellent job done in supporting the anti-Naxal operations. He appreciated the det personnel on their quick responsiveness and reliability on conduct of the missions. He asked the air warriors that all efforts must be made by day and night to ensure that causalities are evacuated well in time to save precious lives. The Air Chief subsequently left for New Delhi. (EOIC)