The chief of the air staff, air chief marshal BS Dhanoa on Friday asked all air warriors to remain ever vigilant.
Dhanoa visited the headquarters of Eastern Air Command at Shillong to inaugurate a two-day commanders conclave.
He also emphasized on maintaining a strong vigil against spreading false information through social media.
The IAF chief also reviewed the prevailing security scenario of the region.
He said that the warriors should remain vigilant so that any attempt to degrade the operational efficiency could be easily thwarted.
India’s northeastern states share several thousand kms of international borders with China, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Dhanoa in his speech exhorted the commanders to be in operational readiness to take on any task to safeguard the skies of the Nation.
He cautioned that while constant vigil must be maintained to counter the physical threat, at the same time one should also guard against becoming target to propagation of false information through social media.
“The IAF is in the process of transformation through modernisation as well as upgradation of existing fleets and weapon systems,” Dhanoa said.
“There is an urgent requirement that all IAF personnel adapt themselves to the rapidly changing inventory and associated high technology,” he added.
The chief of air staff also conveyed his appreciation on successful completion of various exercises conducted by Eastern Air Command headquarters.