Air Marshal Vikram Singh Vishisht Seva Medal took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), South Western Air Command (SWAC) at Gandhinagar on 03 October 2021. He succeeds Air Marshal Sandeep Singh Ati Vishisht Seva Medal Vayu Sena Medal, who took over the appointment of Vice Chief of Air Staff.
Air Mshl Vikram Singh took over as AOC-in-C South Western Air Command at Gandhinagar on 03 #October 2021
— PRO Defence Gujarat (@DefencePRO_Guj) October 4, 2021
On arrival, the Air Marshal placed a wreath at the War Memorial and was presented with a Guard of Honour at HQ SWAC, Gandhinagar.
The Air Marshal graduated from Christ College Bangalore in May 1983 and was commissioned in the fighter stream on 21 December 1984. The Air Officer has a rich and diverse experience in operational and experimental test flying on various aircraft prominent among them being MiG-21 and Mirage-2000. The Air Marshal has undergone the Flying Instructor’s Course, Experimental Flight Test Course and is a graduate of the Staff Course from Pretoria, South Africa. He has performed Flight Test duties at various test centers including that at the National Flight Test Centre. He has also commanded an Air Force Station in the western front.
The Air Marshal has served in various staff appointments at Air Headquarters and has been the Air Attaché at Moscow, Russia. He has also served at the Integrated Defence Staff Headquarters and was Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans) at Air Headquarters. The Air Marshal was Senior Air Staff Officer, Western Air Command before taking over the present appointment.
For his distinguished service, he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal. The Air Marshal is married to Dr. Arathi Singh.
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