Air Marshal S K Ghotia appointed as chief of South Western Air Command

Air Marshal S K Ghotia has taken over as the new Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the South Western Air Command (SWAC) of the Indian Air Force (IAF), at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He replaced Air Marshal H S Arora, who moved to Air Headquarters as the Vice-Chief of Air Staff. Prior to assuming the present appointment, Air Marshal Ghotia was the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Training Command.

Air Marshal Ghotia was commissioned in the fighter stream of the IAF in 1981. He has held various posts including Chief Operations Officer and Station Commander of a forward base in SWAC, Director Intelligence at Air Headquarters, Air Attache at Embassy of India in Paris, Air Officer Commanding COBRA Group and Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Intelligence) at Air HQ.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS RRB Main 2019:

  • The Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces.
  • Indian Air Force was founded on 08th October 1932.
  • Headquarters of IAF is in New Delhi.

Source: The Indian Express

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