The responsibility of this command apart from defence of our island territories is to assist in prevention of smuggling, piracy, drug and gun trafficking, poaching and illegal immigration in this region.
The four-day visit to Eastern Sector will include meeting with General Officer Commanding -in-Chief Eastern Command Lt Gen MMS Rai and visit to the Air Force Station Kalaikunda and Barrackpore.  

He will call on the West Bengal Governor and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata. The Chief of Air staff will also be visiting Sainik School, Purulia.       
 “The success of the Indian Air Force logistics in an inaccessible terrain of the North eastern region lies in the man-mission-machine interface,” said Air Chief Marshal Raha.
The IAF is strengthening its capabilities in the North East Sector by upgrading the ALGs in areas of Pasighat, Mechuka, Walong, Tuting, Ziro, Along as well as helipads in Arunachal Pradesh.

An empowered committee (on the north-east development) is continuously monitored for up-gradation facilities, creation of new infra structure and induction of assets in the region.
During the visit to Air Force Station in Barrackpore, the Chief of Air Staff would be visiting the unit of MI-17 V5.


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