Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Air Marshal SBP Sinha Takes Over As Deputy Chief Of Air Staff At Air Headquarters

Air Marshal SBP Sinha takes over as the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff at Air Headquarters, today. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, he was commissioned in the fighter stream on 15 June 1980. He has over 3700 hours of flying experience having flown the Hunter, MiG-21, Mirage 2000 and Su-30MKI fighter aircraft. 

A graduate of the Defence Services Staff College(DSSC), Wellington. He is a Cat ‘A’ Flying instructor, Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner and has undergone operational courses in France and the USA. He has held various important Command, Instructional and Staff appointments which include Instructor at the Flying Instructors’ school, Flight Commander of a Mirage 2000 squadron, Chief Flying Instructor of Basic Flying Training School, Air Force Examiner in the Aircrew Examining Board, Commanding Officer of a MiG-21 squadron, Commandant of Electronic Warfare Range, Air Officer Commanding of a premier Su-30MKI base and Team Leader of the AWACS Project Team in Israel. He has also held important Staff Appointments at the Air Headquarters which include, Deputy Director of Operations (Electronic Warfare), Principal Director of Plans, CISR and Acquisitions and Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Plans) at Air Headquarters. He is a recipient of the Ati Vishist Seva Medal and the Vayu Sena Medal. 

Incidentally his brother Air Mshl BBP Sinha is serving as the Director General (Works & Services) at the Air Headquarters New Delhi. 

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