The 63 glorious years of service to the nation has been completed by the Headquarters Eastern Air Command on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Air Marshal SP Dharkar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command laid the wreath at the War Memorial.
Lt Col Mahendra Rawat, a public relation officer with Defence Guwahati said, “The Eastern Air Command was born in combat and has grown through battles and is one of the lethal arms of the Indian Air Force which controls air operations over a vast area that straddles 11 states. It includes the seven northeastern states, Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, and parts of Orissa and Jharkhand covering over three lakh square kilometers.”
“The Eastern Air Command also controls the air space over 6300 Km long international boundary with China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh,” Rawat said.
Moreover, in 1962, 1965, and 1971 wars Command participated and it has impressively contributed towards the evacuation of victims of natural calamities like floods, landslides, and earthquakes over the years.
However, to meet the changed security scenario several new inductions have taken place in this Command