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IAF chief visit Leh air base

delhi Updated: May 18, 2009 20:19 IST

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major on Monday visited the Leh air station, the world's highest operational airbase, to review its readiness and airmen's morale.

During his daylong visit, Air Chief Marshal Major laid the foundation stone for the new Officers' Mess at the base, apart from inspecting various units and meeting station personnel, an IAF spokesperson said in New Delhi.

He interacted with key officers of the important airbase and took stock of the operational readiness of all its units.

Stressing on the improvement in the quality of life of the IAF personnel posted in such an high altitude, Major reviewed various welfare measures being implemented by the station's administrators for the personnel.

He also interacted and obtained details of the airbase from the present station Air Officer Commanding Air Commodore K S Gill.

In fact, Air Chief Marshal Major took special interest in learning about the improvement made in the airbase, having commanded it himself between September 1999 and February 2002.