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IAF maintenance commmand chief pitches for more indigenisation

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

A top IAF official today stressed the need for indigenising more aircraft components by the personnel of maintenance depots for greater self-reliance of the country in

Air Marshal Hemanth Sharma, Commanding In of the IAF Maintenance Command, stated this during his maiden visit to the 5 (BRD) at nearby Sulur Airforce station.

Taking note of the progress made by the depot in indigenising aircraft parts, he urged the personnel to be determined and strive to indigenise more of such components for greater self reliance of the country in and to save foreign exchange, an official release said.

In 2015 and 2017, the depot was appreciated by the Prime Minister for noteworthy accomplishments in indigenisation of aircraft components, which were being previously imported at higher costs, he said.

Air Marshal Sharma also exhorted the personnel to ensure the highest operational preparedness of the IAF assets.

He also visited the facilities put in place for operating the Light Combat Aircraft procured by the IAF from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, the release said.

The 5BRD is assigned the role of repair and overhaul of Western origin transport aircraft and maintenance of all range of aircraft testers for the IAF.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 19:10 IST