Saturday 2 June 2012

Air Marshal Arup Raha Air Officer Commanding-In-Chief

Central Air Command, Allahabad hand over the Command of CAC
Air Marshal Arup Raha Ati Vishist Seva Medal, Vayusena Medal, who was commanding Central Air Command, Indian Air Force since 02 Nov 2011, today handed over the command of Central Air Command. The handing over ceremony took place at 1200hrs at HQ Central Air Command and it was followed by an impressive Guard of Honour presented by Air Warriors. As a part of the ceremony, the Air Marshal interacted with Air Force personnel and formally addressed them.

In a distinguished career spanning about thirty seven years, the Air Marshal has flown a wide variety of combat and trainer aircraft. After initial training on the HT-2, he has flown the MIG-21 and MIG-29 aircraft. He has been the Directing Staff at Flying Instructors’ School, Tambaram, Chennai.

During his career, the Air Marshal has held numerous important staff appointments in India and abroad. Prior to his appointment as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Central Air Command, he was holding the appointment of Senior Air Staff Officer at Western Air Command.

Now the Air Marshal will be moving to Delhi to take over the command of Western Air Command, New Delhi.

Group Captain Amit MAhajan
PRO Defence 

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