Air Marshal SB Deo to be new Vice chief of IAF; Air Marshal C Hari Kumar to take charge of Western Air Command

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Air Marshal SB Deo will be the next Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Air Marshal SB Deo will take over from Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa who is all set to be the new IAF chief. Deo will hand over charge of the Western Air Command to Air Marshal C Hari Kumar. Air Marshal SB Deo was commissioned into the fighter stream in 1979.

He has held various important assignments at various stages of his service. The Air Marshal has been a Fighter Combat Leader, A2 qualified instructor and Directing Staff at TACDE. He is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College Wellington. Air Marshal SB Deo AVSM VM VSM was Chief Operations Officer of a frontline forward base and commanded Air Force Station Jodhpur. Prior to taking over as Air Officer Commanding in Chief of Western Air Command, he was Director General Air Operations at Air Headquarters and Air Officer Commanding in Chief of Eastern Air Command.

The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief was presented an impressive ceremonial Guard of Honour in front of HQ Western Air Command. The Air Marshal is married to Mrs Anjna Deo and they have a son who is a fighter pilot. He is an avid reader and is interested in creative writing and technology, says the Ministry of Defence. Read More…

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