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New Senior Air Staff Officer takes over at Western Air Command


NEW DELHI (PTI): Air Marshal B Suresh has taken charge as Senior Air Staff Officer of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force.

The Air Marshal, commissioned as a fighter pilot, was the Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Air Defence) at Air Headquarters here prior to his new appointment.

Air Marshal Suresh is a graduate of the 'Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment' (TACDE), a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, and a post graduate from Cranfiled University, Shrivenham UK.

He commanded a leading fighter squadron as a Wing Commander and TACDE as a Group Captain. He has flown a variety of fighter aircraft and helicopters, a statement released by the Indian Air Force said on Saturday.

He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force on December 13, 1980 and is a graduate of the Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun, and the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla.

He has held a number of staff appointments that include Joint Director and Director (Air Staff Inspection), Director Operations (Joint Planning), Directing Staff (TACDE) and Air Assistant to Chief of the Air Staff.

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