Air Commodore MB Aserkar took over the Command as Air Officer Commanding of Air Force Station, Begumpet on Thursday.
A hollow square was conducted at Begumpet Air Force Station, and Group Captain K Sanjeev Kumar, Station Commander handed over the command to Aserkar, an official release said here.
The Air Officer is a graduate of National Defence Academy (NDA) and was initially commissioned in the fighter stream of Indian Air Force on June 11, 1988.
During his career, he has flown a variety of aircraft such as Hunters, Mig – 21/T-96 & AN – 32 and having 5000 hours of impeccable flying experience. Also, he is qualified on transport special operations.
Being a post-graduate from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the officer has commanded 25 Squadron, Air Force, 36 Wing, Air Force and also has held the staff appointment as Ops IIA at Headquarters Western Air Command Indian Air Force.
He has been commended twice by Chief of Air Staff and once by General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Headquarters Western Command for his distinguished services.
Prior to this appointment, he was Air Officer Commanding of Air Force Station, Agra which is a premier flying base.