Mumbai, 01st November 2021
Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor, AVSM, VM took over charge as Commandant, National Defence Academy (NDA) on 31 Oct 21 from Lt Gen Asit Mistry PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, who retired today after serving in the Indian Army for 39 years.
Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor, AVSM, VM 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, Flying Instructor School, College of Defence Management and National Defence College. His educational qualifications include 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. 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. His 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. The Air Officer has been awarded Vayu Sena Medal and Ati Vishist Seva Medal for his devotion to duty.