Air Commodore Ajay Singh Pathania, known for his instrumental role in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief helicopter operations, Wednesday took over as the chief of the air force station here.
He took over the command of the station as air officer commanding from Air Commodore S K Mishra at a ceremonial parade by the Air Warriors here, a Defence public relations officer (PRO) said.
Pathania had led humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) helicopter operations between 2012 and 2015 in the Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Uttarakhand regions, he said.
He was also instrumental during rescue and relief operations after the Nepal earthquake as well as in the Yemen evacuation in 2015, the PRO said. Read More