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Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor takes over as new NDA Commandant

by Raju Vernekar
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By Raju Vernekar
Mumbai, Nov 1:

Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor, took over as a Commandant, National Defence Academy (NDA) Khadakwasla near Pune in Maharashtra from Lt Gen Asit Mistry, who retired after serving in the Indian Army for 39 years, on Sunday.
Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor, was commissioned in flying branch of the IAF in December 1985. He has over 7800 hours of accident/ incident free flying on various trainer, transport and strategic aircraft. He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy (67th Course D Squadron), Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, Flying Instructors School,Tambaram, Chennai, College of Defence Management, Secunderabad, Telangana and National Defence College, New Delhi. He is M. Sc (Defence Studies), Master of Management Studies and M. Phil. He is presently pursuing his Ph.D from Osmania University.
The Air Officer has participated in numerous flying exercises and operations in India and abroad. The Air officer as Flying Instructor has done Instructional tenures at Air Force Academy and Fixed wing Training Flight, Yelahanka, Bangalore, Karnataka. His vast experience in High Altitude, VVIP, Air to Air Refuelling and Combat Operations led him to head the operational assignments at highest levels. He is one of the pioneers in Aerial Refuelling Operations in the Indian Air Force who was trained abroad with OEM.
Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor’s Command appointments include the command of Air to Air Refuelling Squadron and a large Operational Base with Strategic assets. His Staff appointments include Director and Principal Director (Operations) at Air HQ, Head of the Faculty and Senior Air Force Instructor at College of Defence Management, Secunderabad, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff Operations (Transport & Helicopters) and Assistant Chief of the Staff (Personnel Airmen and Civilian) at Air Headquarter (Vayu Bhawan) and Commandant, Air Force Academy. He has been awarded Vayu Sena Medal and Ati Vishist Seva Medal for his devotion to duty.
“Run for Unity” at Air Force Station, Nagpur
In another development, the “Unity Runs” were organised by Air Force Station, Vayusena Nagar and Air Force Station, Sonegaon in Nagpur to commemorate birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav(75 years of independence) on Sunday.
The runs were flagged off from the Air Force Station Vayusena Nagar, Futala Gate by Air Marshal Shashiker Choudhary, Air Officer Commanding in Chief at Vayusena Nagar and Group Captain Kanchan Kumar, Station Commander, Air Force Station at Sonegaon.
Totally 782 air warriors and civilians including the family members of Air Force employees attached to Air Force Station, Vayusena Nagar, participated in the run. The participants ran along the Futala Lake and reached the touch point at Civil Lines, Nagpur following the road along the Futala Lake and Telankhedi Hanuman temple. The run concluded at the Air Force School, Vayusena Nagar.
At the conclusion of the run, Group Captain Kanchan Kumar addressed the participants and urged them to make fitness a daily habit and encouraged them to prioritise sports and fitness in their daily life. Winners of the ‘Run for Unity’ were felicitated by the Air Marshal Shashiker Choudhary

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