The second leg of Defence Correspondents' Course (DCC) commenced on Monday at Air Force Station, Pune.
DCC is a three-week course conducted by the Defence Ministry for selected journalists from regional and national media houses.
Air Commodore Shekhar Yadav, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station Pune delivered the inaugural address and welcomed the 34 participants of the course, a press release by PIB (Defence Wing) said in a press release.
The initiative is aimed at fostering deeper understanding and insight into the workings of the armed forces, particularly among journalists reporting on subjects related to the military domain, the PIB said.
Over the course of one week, participants will engage with experts from various branches of the Air Force itself. These experts will provide comprehensive insights into various facets including Air Operations, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, as well as the organizational framework of the IAF, the PIB added.
To enrich their experience, the participants will also visit Fighter Squadrons, Air Defence Squadrons and Repair Depot. These visits are geared towards offering a feel of the operational aspects and infrastructural components of the IAF to the participants, it stated.