Srinagar:: Sh. C. Hari Kumar, Air Marshal, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today to discuss various issues relating to the role and responsibilities of the Indian Air Force in J&K. Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary and Sh. Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary Planning, participated in the discussions.
During their discussions, various concerns were reviewed including the developments along J&K’s frontiers. They also discussed development of infrastructure in aviation sector like modernisation of runways, expansion of airports, night landing facilities at the airports in the State etc.
Governor lauded the crucial role played by the Indian Air Force in defending the territorial integrity of the country and in providing valuable support to the civil authorities in carrying out rescue, relief and evacuation operations and enabling the concerned authorities in dealing with emergencies and natural calamities. Governor observed that whenever there is any calamity or accident, the Air Force has been providing crucial help by rushing relief materials, medicines, essential commodities and evacuating the injured for treatment and lauded their valuable support in the smooth conduct of Shri Amarnathji Yatra every year.