Photos: Air Chief visits J&K forward air bases

Press Release and photos from the IAF today: The Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal FH Major PVSM AVSM SC VM ADC Visited AF Stn Leh, AF Stn Thoise and Base Camp in Ladakh sector from 20 Jun 08 to 21 Jun 08. His tour of AF Stn Leh and the Base camp was accompanied by Air Cmde KS Gill YSM, VM Air Officer Commanding AF Stn Leh.

He flew over the glacier and very high altitude posts himself to asses the situation. He met and interacted with air warriors at the Base Camp in Siachen Glacier.

One of the highlights during the visit to AF Stn Leh was the trial landing by the CAS on training pillar helipad constructed at AF Stn Leh. This helipad has been specially made for training of helicopter pilots to land at very small size table top helipads in the Glacier region.