Khosla new chief of Eastern Air Command

New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Air Marshal Anil Khosla on Sunday took over charge of the Indian Air Force’s Shillong-based Eastern Air Command (EAC), a defence statement said.

A flying instructor and a fighter strike leader with over 4000 hours of accident free flying, Khosla, who was currently Director General (Inspection & Safety) at the Air Headquarters here, succeeds Air Marshal C. Harikumar who has moved to head the Western Air Command.

Commissioned in the fighter stream of Indian Air Force in December 1979, he has flown different variants of Jaguar, Mig-21 and Kiran aircraft and is equally experienced in both ground attack and air defence roles with a specialisation in maritime operations.

Khosla also holds two M. Phil degrees in military studies and has the distinction of standing first in the order of merit in all the courses he attended.