Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora AVSM ADC took over as new Vice Chief of the Air Staff

Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora AVSM ADC took over as new Vice Chief of the Air Staff


The Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a fighter pilot in Dec 1981. Air Officer has rich and diverse experience of accident free operational flying which includes MiG 21, MiG 29 and other aircraft in IAF inventory, including helicopters.

He is a graduate of Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment, Defence Service Staff College and National Defence College. He has done his post graduation in Master of Science in Defence Studies and Master of Philosophy in Defence and Strategic Studies.

Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora has commanded a MiG 21 Squadron in the South Western sector and was later Commander of Air Defence Direction Centre in the same sector. As an Air Marshal, he has held the appointments of Director General (Inspection and Safety) and Director General Air (Operations) at Air HQ. Before taking over as Vice Chief of the Air Staff, he was Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Air Command.

Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora was awarded ‘Ati Vishisht Seva Medal’ by the President of India on 26 Jan 2011 for his distinguished service. He was also appointed as Honorary Air Force ADC to the Honorable President of India.
Jai Hind!

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