New Director General Air (Operations)

IAS Prelims 2023

Air Mshl HS Arora AVSM has been appointed as Director General Air (Operations).

Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora AVSM was commissioned in the IAF as a figher pilot in Dec 1981.

He has over 2600 hours of operational flying on MiG 21, MiG 29 and other variants of aircraft in IAF inventory, including helicopters.

He has served as Directing Staff at ‘Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment’ (TACDE) and as a Flying Inspector in the ‘Directorate of Air Staff Inspection’ (DASI).

He was deputed as Defence Attache in the Embassy of India, Bankok, Thiland from 2006 to 2009.

He commanded 45 Squadron – ‘The Flying Dagger’ – as a Wing Commander and as a Group Captain he was ADDC Cdr and Station Commander at 33 SU – ‘The Scanners’.