Air Marshal Gurcharan Singh Bedi takes over as Senior Air Staff Officer of EAC
Published on August 10, 2020 | News Source: Javed Hussain
Dibrugarh, 10 August: Air Marshal Gurcharan Singh Bedi took over as Senior Air Staff Officer, of Eastern Air Command (EAC), Indian Air Force (IAF) today.
The Air Marshal was commissioned into fighter stream of IAF on June 1984 as a Fighter Pilot. He has a flying experience of more than 3700 hours including operational flying on MiG 21 and Mirage - 2000 fighter aircraft, accirding to a Press released received here.
During his illustrious career in the IAF, the Air Officer has held numerous important appointments. He has commanded a Fighter Squadron and a front line fighter base. As an Air Vice Marshal, he has held the coveted appointments of Air Officer Commanding Jammu & Kashmir, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff Operation (Offensive) and the Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Personnel Officer). Prior to assuming the present appointment he was Senior Air Staff Officer, Southern Air Command.
He is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College and National Defence College. In recognition to his distinguished service, the Air Marshal was awarded Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) in August 1999, Vishist Seva Medal in January 10 and Ati Vishist Seva Medal in January 2020.