Indian industry has potential and capacity to support IAF: Air Marshal
Speaking to personnel at Base 5 Repair Depot in Sulur, on the outskirts of here, Pande stressed the need to reach out and engage with the Coimbatore District Small Industries Association and the private industries. He was on a three-day visit to the depot beginning Sept. 28 and was accompanied by Ruchira Pande, President, Air Force Wives Welfare Association (Regional) AFWWA (R) and was presented the honor guard by the Air Warriors of the deposit on his arrival, an official statement said here.
The Air Marshal visited various repair and overhaul divisions at the depot and reviewed the progress of aircraft production.
He was briefed on the various indigenization efforts undertaken by the depot under the “Make in India” and “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives to minimize reliance on foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) , did he declare.
Ruchira Pande visited various welfare enterprises run by AFWWA(L) and spoke to all the Sanginis in the depot.
She appreciated their efforts in maintaining AFWWA businesses and improving the quality of life at the depot by creating a stress-free environment.
She urged the Sangini to continue their good work for the wellbeing, empowerment and upliftment of IAF families. AFWWA’s initiative to reach out to orphans, the elderly, the poor and the needy in society was also appreciated, according to the statement.
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