Nagpur: Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh has taken over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief at Headquarters Maintenance Command here on Monday.
He succeeds Air Marshal P Kanakraj, who retired on November 29.
After completing his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering (Hons) from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala in 1976, he joined the IAF in 1977 and was commissioned in the aeronautical engineering branch.
He is also a post graduate in electrical engineering from Punjab University, Chandigarh and is a PG Diploma holder in management from IGNOU.
He has also undergone the Technical Staff Course at IAT, Pune.
The officer has rich experience in maintenance management of aircraft and systems and has held various field and staff appointments.
He has held the appointments of Chief Engineering Officer at Air Force Academy, Command Engineering Officer at HQ SWAC and Senior Maintenance Staff Officer at HQ Central Air Command.
He was holding the assignment of Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance at Air HQ before assuming the present appointment, a release from Defence PRO said.
An avid sportsman who likes to play squash and golf, Air Marshal Jagjeet Singh has been decorated with Vishisht Seva Medal and has been commended by the Chief of Air Staff on two occasions, the release added.