Air Mar­shal Harpal Singh takes over as DG (In­spec­tion & Safety) at Air HQ

India Strategic - - APPOINTMENTS -

NEW DELHI. Air Mar­shal S Harpal Singh as­sumed of­fice of Di­rec­tor Gen­eral ( In­spec­tion and Safety) March 21. Air Mar­shal S Harpal Singh grad­u­ated with 56th course of Na­tional De­fence Acad­emy and was com­mis­sioned in the Fighter stream of In­dian Air Force ( IAF) on June 15, 1980. He has over 2,400 hrs of flying on var­i­ous air­craft. The Air Of­fi­cer has com­manded a fighter squadron, was Chief Op­er­a­tions Of­fi­cer of a ma­jor Fighter Base in the west­ern sec­tor, com­manded a radar base and was Air Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing of a ma­jor Fighter Sta­tion in the East­ern sec­tor. He has served in var­i­ous staff ap­point­ments at Air Head­quar­ters, Tri Ser­vices Or­gan­i­sa­tions and was the Se­nior Air Staff Of­fi­cer (SASO) of South West­ern Air Com­mand prior to as­sum­ing the present as­sign­ment.

He is a Fighter Com­bat Leader, a grad­u­ate of De­fence Ser­vices Staff Col­lege, and has un­der­gone the Gen­eral Course for Se­nior Of­fi­cers at Na­tional In­sti­tute of De­fence Stud­ies, Ja­pan. The Air Mar­shal is a re­cip­i­ent of the Pres­i­den­tial awards of AVSM ( Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and VM (Vayu Sena Medal).

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