AP­POINT­MENTS

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The fol­low­ing ap­point­ments have been made in the In­dian Air Force ef­fec­tive Oc­to­ber 1, 2018: AIR MAR­SHAL ANIL KHOSLA PVSM AVSM VM AS VICE CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

Air Mar­shal Anil Khosla was com­mis­sioned in In­dian Air Force in Dec 79. He has been Di­rect­ing Staff at pres­ti­gious in­sti­tu­tions like Tac­tics and Com­bat De­vel­op­ment Es­tab­lish­ment (TACDE) and Fly­ing In­struc­tor School (FIS). He has com­manded a Jaguar squadron with mar­itime role and two front­line bases of the IAF at Jaisalmer & Am­bala. As an Air Mar­shal he has held ap­point­ment of Se­nior Air Staff Of­fi­cer, Cen­tral Air Com­mand, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Air (Op­er­a­tions) at Air HQ (Vayu Bhawan) and Di­rec­tor Gen­eral (In­spec­tion & Safety) at Air HQ (RK Pu­ram). His last ap­point­ment was AOC-in-C EAC.

AIR MAR­SHAL RAGHUNATH NAM­BIAR AVSM VM & BAR AS AIR OF­FI­CER COM­MAND­ING-IN-CHIEF EAST­ERN AIR COM­MAND

Air Mar­shal Raghunath Nam­biar and was com­mis­sioned in the IAF as Fighter Pi­lot in June 1981. He is an Ex­per­i­men­tal Test Pi­lot and has flown 42 types of air­craft as Pi­lot in Com­mand. He flew the Mi­rage-2000 in com­bat dur­ing the Kargil con­flict and has flown 25 op­er­a­tional mis­sions. The Air Of­fi­cer has also held the ap­point­ments of Air Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing Air Force Sta­tion Jam­na­gar, Com­man­dant ASTE, Air De­fence Com­man­der Western Air Com­man­der, Se­nior Air Staff Of­fi­cer (SASO) of South­ern Air Com­mand, Train­ing Com­mand and EAC. Be­fore tak­ing over as the AOC-in-C of EAC, he was the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff.

AIR MAR­SHAL HAR­JIT SINGH ARORA AVSM AS AIR OF­FI­CER COM­MAND­ING-IN-CHIEF SOUTH WESTERN AIR COM­MAND

Air Mar­shal Har­jit Singh Arora was com­mis­sioned in the In­dian Air Force as a fighter pi­lot in Dec 1981. He com­manded a MiG-21 Bis Sqn in the South Western sec­tor and later was Com­man­der of Air De­fence Di­rec­tion Cen­tre in the same sec­tor. He went on to com­mand a premier MiG-29 Base on the western border and as an Air Vice Mar­shal he was Air De­fence Com­man­der at Head­quar­ters of Western Air Com­mand as well as East­ern Air Com­mand. As an Air Mar­shal he has held the ap­point­ments of Di­rec­tor Gen­eral (In­spec­tion and Safety) and was Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Air (Op­er­a­tions) at Air HQ be­fore tak­ing over as the AOC-in-C.

AIR MAR­SHAL V.R. CHAUDHARI AVSM VM AS DEPUTY CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

Air Mar­shal V.R. Chaudhari was com­mis­sioned into Fighter Stream of the IAF on De­cem­ber 29, 1982. He is a Cat A Qual­i­fied Fly­ing In­struc­tor and has com­manded a for­ward base be­fore tak­ing over as Air I at HQ CAC IAF. He served as the AA to the CAS and later com­manded Air Force Sta­tion Pune. On pro­mo­tion to AVM, he ten­anted the ap­point­ment of Deputy Com­man­dant Air Force Academy and as ACAS Ops (Air De­fence). Be­fore tak­ing over as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff he was the As­sis­tant Chief of Air Staff (Per­son­nel Of­fi­cers).

AIR MAR­SHAL AMIT DEV VSM AS DI­REC­TOR GEN­ERAL AIR (OPS) AT AIR HQ

Air Mar­shal Amit Dev, was com­mis­sioned in the In­dian Air Force, in the fighter stream of Fly­ing Branch, on 29 Dec 1982. He has flown var­i­ous types of fighter and trainer air­craft in the in­ven­tory of IAF and has ap­prox­i­mately 2500 hours of fly­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. He has served as Joint Di­rec­tor Tac­ti­cal Op­er­a­tions, Di­rec­tor Air Staff In­spec­tion, Prin­ci­pal Di­rec­tor Air Staff In­spec­tion and As­sis­tant Chief of Air Staff (In­spec­tion), at Air HQ. The Air Of­fi­cer was Air-I of Cen­tral Air Com­mand and Chief Staff Of­fi­cer (Air Vec­tor) at Strate­gic Forces Com­mand.

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