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Air Marshal Sandeep Singh (AVSM VM) assumes charge as Vice Chief of Air Staff

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New Delhi: Air Marshal Sandeep Singh (AVSM VM) has taken over charge as Vice Chief of Air Staff (VCAS) on Friday. An alumnus of National Defence Academy, the Air Marshal was commissioned in the flying branch of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in December 1983 as a fighter pilot. The Air Officer is an Experimental Test Pilot and a qualified flying instructor. He has rich and diverse experience in operational and experimental test flying on various types of fighter aircraft and has flown about 4,400 hours.


During his nearly 38 years of service in the IAF, the Air Marshal has held numerous important command and staff appointments. He has commanded the Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment, a frontline airbase and an operational fighter squadron.

He has held the appointments of Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans), Senior Air Staff Officer at HQ Eastern Air Command and Deputy Chief of the Air Staff at Air Headquarters. Prior to assuming the current appointment, he held the appointment of AOC-in-C South Western Air Command.

The Air Marshal is a recipient of the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal.

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