Air Vice Marshal R.D. Mathur promoted to the rank of Air Marshal
Air Vice Marshal Rajiv Dayal Mathur who had been Assistant Chief of Air Staff in charge of the Indian Air Force’s Air Warfare Strategy Cell besides its Space, Cyber, Air Traffic Services and Media & Public Relations Directorates, has been promoted to the rank of Air Marshal on February 15, 2016.
Commissioned into the Fighter stream of the Indian Air Force in June 1982, the officer has over 5,000 hours of flying experience in a variety of operational and training roles. He had earlier served as Air Defence commander at Ho Eastern Air Command and commanded a frontline Air Force Station and a Fighter aircraft squadron.
Air Marshal Mathur has undergone postgraduate courses at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, and the National Defence College, New Delhi, and holds M.Sc. and M.Phil degrees in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University.
For his meritorious service, he has been awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal in 2003 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2014 by the President of India.