Air Marshal Arora is the new DG (Inspection & Safety) of IAF
Air Marshal Harjit S ingh Arora took over as Director General (Inspection and Safety) at Air Headquarters, on December 1, 2015.
Air Marshal Arora was commissioned in the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a fighter pilot in December 1981. He has over 2,600 hours of operational flying on MiG21, MiG-29 and other variants of aircraft in IAF inventory, including helicopters. He has served as Directing Staff at Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) and as a Flying Inspector in the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection (DASI). He was deputed as defence attaché in the Embassy of India in Bangkok, Thailand, from 2006 to 2009.
He commanded 45 Squadron – The Flying Daggers – as a Wing Commander and as a Group Captain he was Commander of Air Defence Direction Centre and Station Commander of a Signal Unit based at Jodhpur. As an Air Commodore he commanded Air Force Station Adam- pur in Punjab and as an Air Vice Marshal he was Air Defence Commander at Headquarters of Western Air Command as well as Eastern Air Command.
He is a meritorious graduate of TACDE, Defence Services Staff College and the National Defence College. He is also master of philosophy in defence and strategic studies.
In recognition of his meritorious service, he was commended by the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief in 1997 and was awarded Ati Vishist Seva Medal on January 26, 2011, by the President of India.