Air Mar­shal Sanjay Sharma takes over as Air Of­fi­cer-in-Charge Main­te­nance

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Air Mar­shal Sanjay Sharma as­sumed the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of Air Of­fi­cer-in-Charge Main­te­nance at Air Head­quar­ters, New Delhi, on Jan­uary 1, 2017. The Air Mar­shal was com­mis­sioned in the Aero­nau­ti­cal En­gi­neer­ing (Elec­tron­ics) branch of IAF on July 12, 1979. He is a grad­u­ate in elec­tron­ics en­gi­neer­ing from Univer­sity of In­dore and post-grad­u­ate in com­puter sci­ence and data pro­cess­ing from IIT Kharag­pur.

He is also an alum­nus of the pres­ti­gious Na­tional De­fence Col­lege. He has rich ex­pe­ri­ence in the fields of high power radars, real time data pro­cess­ing sys­tems, au­to­ma­tion of com­mand & con­trol sys­tems and com­mu­ni­ca­tion & in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy.

Prior to as­sum­ing the present ap­point­ment, the Air Of­fi­cer had held var­i­ous im­por­tant ap­point­ments, Chief Tech­ni­cal Of­fi­cer of THD 1955 Radar Sta­tions, Se­nior Project En­gi­neer (Radar) at erst­while RCPO, Di­rec­tor IACCS (Tech Plan­ning), Di­rec­tor Sig­nals (Air), Prin­ci­pal Di­rec­tor of IACCS, As­sis­tant Chief of Air Staff (Sig­nals & IT) at Air HQ, Deputy Se­nior Main­te­nance Staff Of­fi­cer at HQ Main­te­nance Com­mand, As­sis­tant Chief of Air Staff (Main­te­nance and Plan­ning) and Di­rec­tor Gen­eral (Air­craft) at Air HQ. He has also com­manded a ma­jor Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Hub Cen­tre and was de­puted to the Gov­ern­ment of Botswana for three years to over­see in­stal­la­tion and com­mis­sion­ing of Radar Au­to­ma­tion Sys­tem of Botswana de­fence forces be­sides set­ting up the Tech­ni­cal Train­ing Wing for their Air De­fence Op­er­a­tions Cen­tre.

For his dis­tin­guished ser­vice, Air Mar­shal has been com­mended twice by the Chief of Air Staff in 1998, and 2007.

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