New Chief for Eastern Air Command

Published: 04th September 2015 04:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th September 2015 04:00 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Air Marshal C Hari Kumar, who hails from Chengannur in Alappuzha district, has taken over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Air Command.

A fighter combat leader and a qualified flying instructor, Air Marshal C Hari Kumar was commissioned in the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force on December 14, 1979. The Air Marshal has over 3,300 flying hours in various fighter aircraft, a defence spokesperson said.

Hari Kumar has held various important field and staff appointments during a career spanning 36 years.

Prior to taking over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Air Command, he was Senior Air Staff Officer, South-Western Air Command, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

 He is a recipient of the Vayu Sena Medal and the Vishisht Seva Medal. 

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