The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne is on a two day visit to asses the modernization of frontline bases in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Air Chief met the station personnel at Awantipur and Srinagar bases and interacted with them.
"I am happy to be in the field, amongst you and to share with you some of my thoughts on the way the IAF is moving ahead. Srinagar is our premier frontline airbase, which is also slated for major upgradation as a part of our ongoing modernisation drive," said Air Chief Marshal Browne.
The Indian Air Force chief also inspected the newly inducted MI 17V5 Heptr unit which has the onerous task of supporting the Army units in the hilly state.
During the visit, the Air Chief is also scheduled to call on Narinder Nath Vohra, Governor of J-K.
Srinagar, Awantipur, Leh, Daulet Beg Oldi and Chushul are few of the airfields that the Indian Air Force uses in its daily supply routines.
The Chushul airfield is the highest airfield at nearly 14,000 feet altitude. Leh is at 10,600 feet altitude. (ANI)