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Air Marshal SP Tyagi named new Air Force Chief
Air Marshal SP Tyagi, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Air Command, was on Sunday named the next Chief of the Indian Air Force.

The 59-year old Tyagi's appointment as the Chief of Air Staff would be effective from December 31, 2004, when incumbent Air Chief Marshal S Krishnaswami retires from service, an official release said in New Delhi.

During his long and distinguished career spanning a little over 40 years, Tyagi has worked in a variety of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. He has the distinction of commanding three Air Commands -- Central, South Western and Western, the release said.

He has the experience of flying a variety of aircraft including Mig, Jaguar and Gnat.

Besides being a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, he attended a variety of courses in India and abroad like Junior Commander Course, Fighter Combat Leader course, Pilot Attack Instructor course and the National Defence College course.

Tyagi, who has held prestigious appointments abroad, was awarded Param Vishisht Seva Medal in 2003 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 1994. He is one of the Honorary ADCs of the Supreme Commander, the President.

He is married to Vandana Tyagi and has a son and a daughter, the release added.


Posted by Jehangir Unwalla @ 11:38 AM


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