IAF: SWAC has a new boss

Air Marshal inspecting a guard of honour.

Air Marshal Daljit Singh AVSM VM took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, of South Western Air Command (SWAC) Gandhi Nagar on 01 Mar 13. On taking over, the Air Marshal inspected a ceremonial Guard of Honour and addressed all Air warriors, DSC, NCs(E) and Civilian employees.

Air Marshal Daljit Singh was commissioned in the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force in Jun 76. He has flown for over 3500 hours various aircraft which include Gnats, Ajeets, MiG-21s, Su-30 MKI and Mirage-2000 aircraft. He is a qualified flying instructor and a graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.

Air Marshal Daljit Singh has held a variety of operational and staff appointments. His operational assignments include command of a frontline fighter squadron, Chief Operations Officer of an operational base and command of a premier fighter base. The staff appointments include tenures at Air Headquarters and ARTRAC in addition to diplomatic assignment abroad. He was Director General Air Operations at Air HQ.

(As issued by the Ministry of Defence)


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