Shillong, Oct 9 (IANS) Indian defence forces on all the country’s borders are prepared to face any eventuality, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre said on Monday.
He also voiced satisfaction on the operation readiness of the Indian Air Force in the eastern theatre.
“We are proud of our forces. Our forces are prepared to face any eventuality on any border, be it in the western border, northern border, northeastern border. So don’t worry,” he told journalists on the sidelines of Mudra Promotion Campaign here.
Bhamre, who was on a whirlwind visit to Shillong, also reviewed the operational readiness of the Eastern Air Command and was briefed by its chief, Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar.
The Minister visited various units and branches of the Eastern Air Command at its headquarters here and was also briefed about the projects under planning and execution.
The Eastern Air Command’s area of responsibility covers 11 eastern and northeastern states and it has permanent airbases at Chabua, Guwahati, Bagdogra, Barrackpore, Hasimara, Jorhat, Kalaikunda and Tezpur with forward bases at Agartala, Kolkata, Panagarh and Shillong.