Air Marshal S K Ghotia takes over as AOC-in-C, Training Command

Air Marshal S K Ghotia took over as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) of the Training Command of the Indian Air Force (IAF) last week.
The Air Marshal is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla and was commissioned in the fighter stream of IAF in December 1981. He is a qualified flying instructor with more than 1000 hours of instructional experience.
He has undergone the Air Staff Course, Higher Air Command Course and holds two Master's Degrees. He has served as a Directing Staff at the prestigious Defence Services Staff College Wellington.
The Air Marshal has held a number of important appointments which includes Commanding Officer of a fighter squadron, Chief Operations Officer and Station Commander of a Forward Air Base in South Western Air Command. 
He has also served in a number of Staff appointments, which include Director Intelligence at Air HQ, Ops 1 A of Western Air Command, Principal Director Training (Flying) at Air HQ, Air Attache at Embassy of India, Paris, Air Officer Commanding COBRA Group and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Intelligence).
Prior to assuming the present appointment, he was the Senior Air Staff Officer of Training Command.
During his illustrious career, the Air Marshal was commended by the Air Officer Commanding-In-Chief, WAC in 1994 and Vishist Seva Medal in 2007.

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