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IAF concerned over garbage dumping near Jammu airport, seeks local support against suspicious activities

JAMMU: Underlining the need to maintain strict vigil to ensure airfield security, a top Indian Air Force officer on Saturday urged people in Jammu to provide timely information on any suspicious activities.

Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Air Force Station Jammu, Air Commodore G S Bhullar said this while chairing an airfield security review meeting here, according to a defence spokesperson.

Village heads from areas in the immediate vicinity of the Jammu airfield, officials of concerned civic agencies and key officials of the Airport Authority of India attended the meeting at the Air Force Station here.

Addressing the meeting, the AOC highlighted the need for exercising strict vigil to prevent any untoward incidents and check any suspicious activities or drone sightings, and requested the stakeholders to promptly report them, the spokesperson said.

He also expressed concern over rampant garbage dumping around the Jammu airport and how it is contributing to heightened bird activity which might lead to aircraft accidents.

The officer urged all village heads and civic agencies to take steps to educate people in their areas about better waste segregation and disposal.

Garbage disposal in important areas in the vicinity of the Jammu airfield was also highlighted during the meeting, the spokesperson said.


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