Air Marshal Ashutosh Dixit took over as the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, according to the Minister of Defence. Ashutosh Dixit, an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, was Commissioned in the fighter stream on December 6 in 1986. Mr Dixit is a qualified flying instructor as well as an experimental test pilot, with over 3,300 hours of flying experience on fighter, trainer and transport aircraft. He participated in operations ‘Safed Sagar’ and ‘Rakshak’.
Air Marshal Dixit commanded a Mirage 2000 Squadron, a frontline fighter base in the Western sector, as well as a premier fighter training base. He has earlier served as Principle Director Air Staff Requirement, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Projects) & Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans) at Air Headquarters. The Air Officer has also been the Air Defence Commander of Southern Air Command and was Senior Air Staff Officer, South Western Air Command prior to taking over as the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff.
About the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff
the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (DCAS) of India is an Air Marshal-ranked officer in the Indian Air Force (IAF). The DCAS serves as the second-in-command of the Air Force and assists the Chief of the Air Staff in overseeing the operational readiness, planning, and execution of the IAF’s missions and activities. The specific individual holding the position of DCAS can change over time due to rotations and promotions within the Indian Air Force. For the most up-to-date information, it is recommended to refer to official sources or the Indian Air Force’s website.
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