Addressing all air-warriors in his New Year message, Air Chief Marshal Browne said the IAF is committed to support the surface forces in both anti-Naxal and air maintenance operations in all areas and expressed confidence that the force is capable of meeting all the challenges.
"Our speedy operationalisation of AWACS and C-130J fleet, commitment in supporting our surface forces both during the anti-Naxal operations and sustained air maintenance operations in the north and east highlights the professional calibre of our air warriors," he said.
Underlining IAF's vision for the future, he said, "Operationalisation of newly inducted systems, speedy development of our operational infrastructure and integration of new capabilities in our overall operational employment matrix would require our undivided attention and commitment."
He said the ever changing complexion of our security and operational environment will also place greater demands on our leadership at all levels.
The air chief stressed on the need for developing capability of people responsible for the transformation process, and said, "A holistic approach to team building, which includes looking after their training, mentoring, counselling as well as personal needs will have to be addressed.
"Our daily mission and the task assigned to each one of us must be accomplished with utmost commitment and while doing so we need to make a conscious effort of raising our standards a notch higher," Browne said.