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Arunachal Governor meets IAF chief, stresses on strengthening air defence system

A communiqué from the Raj Bhavan said that during the meeting, the Governor stressed on strengthening the air defence system, especially the Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) in Arunachal Pradesh. 

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Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra on Tuesday met the Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari at New Delhi and discussed national security, IAF’s high altitude firing range and other security-related issues of the frontier state.

A communiqué from the Raj Bhavan said that during the meeting, the Governor stressed on strengthening the air defence system, especially the Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) in Arunachal Pradesh. 

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He also advocated for dual use of these ALGs for both defence operations and civil air traffic terminals.

Sharing his observations about the IAF high altitude firing range, Mishra called for necessary steps so that the India Air Warriors could have precision firing practice and training. He also highlighted the importance of the firing ranges for the security of the nation.

The Governor also discussed waiving the State Government’s liability towards the IAF. He said that most of the flights were for humanitarian operations including air-dropping of rations in the remote areas and emergency medical evacuations.

The IAF Chief assured the Governor to take up the issue in the appropriate forum of the defence establishment for its redress, the communiqué added. 

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