New delhi, Jan. 15: Air Marshal Anil Khosla took over as Director General Air Operations at Air Headquarters Tuesday this week. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, he was commissioned in the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force in December 1979. He has over 4000 hours of flying experience having flown the Jaguar and MiG 21. He is equally experienced on both Ground attack and Air Defence roles with specialization on maritime role.
Air Marshal Anil Khosla is a post graduate from Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) and holds two M Phil degrees in military studies. He is an ‘A2’ category flying instructor and a fighter strike leader. He is also an alumnus of National Defence College.
The Air Officer has vast instructional experience and has been Directing Staff at prestigious institutions like Tactics and Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) and Flying Instructor School (FIS). He has commanded a Jaguar squadron with maritime role and two frontline bases of the IAF at Jaisalmer & Ambala. He has held various staff appointments at Air HQ. These include Principal Director at Directorate of Information and Electronic Warfare, Director in Personnel branch and Joint Director at Directorate of Concept Studies. In the rank of Air Vice Marshal, he has held the appointment of Air Officer Commanding HQ Maritime Air Operations and Air Officer Commanding J&K Area. His last appointment was as Senior Air Staff Officer, Central Air Command.
He is decorated with Presidential award – Vayusena Medal (VM).