Secunderabad (Telangana): Air Marshal IP Vipin took over as the Commandant of Air Force Academy on August 1 from Air Marshal J Chalapati, who has proceeded to Southern Air Command Thiruvananthapuram to imagine the cost of Senior Air Staff Officer.
An alumnus of National Defence Academy Khadakwasla, Defence Services Staff College Wellington and National Defence College New Delhi, Air Marshal IP Vipin was commissioned within the Flying Branch of Indian Air Force in June 1982. The Air Marshal has over 6000 hours of flying expertise on differing types of transport plane, coach plane and gliders, the Ministry of Defence mentioned in an official launch.
In his profession spanning over 38 years within the Indian Air Force, he has held a quantity of Instructional, Staff and Command appointments. His tutorial tenures stints have been at National Defence Academy, Basic Flying Training School and the Fixed Wing Training Faculty at Air Force Station Yelahanka. He additionally served on the National Defence College, New Delhi as Senior Directing Staff. He has been an Air Force Examiner on the Aircrew Examining Board, the discharge added.
The Air Marshal has held essential workers appointments at Air Headquarters and Command Headquarters. The Air Officer has commanded two Transport Squadrons and a premier flying Base of the IAF. He was Commandant of the celebrated National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. Before taking over as Commandant of AFA, he was Senior Air Staff Officer at HQ Central Air Command, Prayagraj.
For his distinguished service and professionalism of very excessive order, the Air Officer has been conferred with the Presidential award of Vayu Sena Medal. (ANI)