Ati Vishisht Sevak Marshal Tiwari Appointed AOC South Western Air Command

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Ati Vishisht Sevak Marshal Tiwari Appointed AOC South Western Air Command

| Updated: May 2, 2023 10:24

Air Marshal Narmdeshwar Tiwari took charge as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) of the Gandhinagar-headquartered South Western Air Command, on Monday. 

He succeeds Air Marshal Vikram Singh, who superannuated on April 30. Air Marshal Tiwari was actively involved in operations and took part in many important missions during the Kargil conflict.

He was commissioned in the fighter stream of the IAF on June 7, 1986. To his credit, he has a track record of over 3,600 flying hours on varied aircrafts and is a qualified flying instructor as well as an experimental test pilot, read the press brief on his appointment.  

The Air Marshal has rich field experience which also includes operational testing of various weapons and systems, primarily on the Mirage-2000. 

The IAF personnel has also commanded a frontline fighter base in the Rajasthan sector. Thereafter, he served as the Chief Test Pilot at the IAF’s flight testing establishment. He was India’s Air Attache in Paris from 2013 to 2016. On return from France, he commanded the Air Force Station, Jodhpur. He took over as project director (flight test) at the National Flight Test Centre in October 2018, where he was actively involved with the development and operationalisation of the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas. 

Prior to assuming charge as the AOC-in-C SWAC, the Air Marshal served as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff at Air HQ (VB). For his distinguished service, he has been awarded the “Vayu Sena Medal” in 2008 and “Ati Vishisht Seva Medal” in 2022, the release added.

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