Air Vice Marshal Amit Aneja, VM VSM, took over the command of prestigious Air Force Academy (AFA) as its Commandant at Dundigal here on Tuesday.

AFA, is the premier training institute of the IAF, where flight cadets are imparted quality training to become officers in the flying, technical, administration, logistics, accounts, meteorology and education branches of the Indian Air Force.

AVM Amit Anjea was commissioned in the Indian Air Froce as a fighter pilot in December 1976. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, the Air Officer has flown over 3,000 hours which includes operational flying in various front line fighter squadrons. His flying experience includes flying on Kiran, Hunter, Gnat, MIG-21 and Mirage-2000 and he is a qualified Flying Instructor.

The Air Officer is a post graduate in Defence and Strategic Studies and did the higher command course. He is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College in USA, National Institute of Defence Studies in Japan and attended the Air Battle Management and Planning Course at CASPOA in France.

He was the Principal Director Training at Air HQ (VB) and Air-1 of Western Air Command before assuming the present appointment as Commandant, Air Force Academy.

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