SHILLONG: Eastern Air Command chief Air Marshal DK Patnaik visited the Indian Air Force (IAF) stations at Bagdogra and Bhuttabari in West Bengal and reviewed the operational preparedness, a defence spokesperson said here on Sunday.

The air officer commanding in-chief visited the stations from October 28 to October 30.

“During his maiden visit to the stations, he reviewed the current operational preparedness of the base,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

“He also interacted with the personnel and urged them to train well and be prepared to undertake tasks assigned in a professional manner,” it added.