Probable Indian Air Force radar station in Pfutsero
Dimapur, Dec. 06 (EMN): The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Air Command Air Marshal Anil Khosla and the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Command Lt.Gen. Abhay Krishna arrived in the state, separately on Wednesday, both on a two day visit.
The Chief Minister TR Zeliang met both the visiting chiefs on Wednesday, stated a press release from the chief minister’s office.
The AOC-in-C met with the chief minister at the latter’s official residence in the morning whereby it was announced that Eastern Air Command will join the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) to respond to incidents with Air Force personnel and other resources like helicopters for disaster rescue operations.
The government of Nagaland and the Eastern Air Command also agreed to work out comprehensive disaster management plans, helipads and other strategic partnerships to make a greater impact on relief operations.
Khosla, also discussed with ‘Zeliangong construction’ of a specialised defence radar station for the Indian Air Force to be installed at Pfutsero in Phek district, on the lines of the one that is presently at Shillong Peak in Meghalaya.
Khosla briefly informed CM about the Shillong radar station which scans into China and Bangladesh frontlines.
It informed that the state government has already approved the acquisition of the land.
The chief minister also appreciated the AOC-in-C for his keen interest to involve Air Force in joint disaster management in Nagaland and suggested both parties to sit across for discussion and tie-up for relief missions.
Later in the evening the GOC-in-C Lt.Gen. Abhay Krishna also paid a courtesy call on chief minister at his residential office. Krishna also later called on Governor PB Acharya at the Raj Bhavan.