Air Marshal AP Singh will be the new Vice Chief of the Air Force

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Air Marshal Amanpreet Singh has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of the Air Staff.

An overview of the news

  • He will replace Air Marshal Sandeep Singh.

  • Air Marshal AP Singh is currently serving as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Central Air Command, Prayagraj.

  • Air Marshal AP Singh was commissioned into the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force on 21 December 1984.


  • He has served as Project Director (Flight Test) at National Flight Test Centre.

  • Air Marshal AP Singh has also headed the 'MiG 29 Upgrade Project Management Team' in Moscow, Russia.

  • He has also served as the Air Defense Commander in the South Western Air Command.

Indian Air Force

  • It was established on 8 October 1932. It comes under the Union Ministry of Defence.

  • The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Air Force.

  • Every year October 8 is celebrated as Air Force Day.

  • Chief of the Air Staff: Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Choudhary

Chiefs of other Services/Paramilitary Forces

  • Army Chief - General Manoj Pandey

  • Navy Chief – Admiral R Hari Kumar

  • Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) - Lt Gen Anil Chauhan

  • Indian Coast Guard Director General - Director General Virender Singh Pathania

  • Border Security Force (BSF) Director General – Sujoy Lal Thousen

  • Sashastra Seema Bal Director General - Anish Dayal Singh

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