Air Marshal SK Ghotia VSM took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Training Command today.
Air Marshal is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the fighter stream of IAF in Dec 1981. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor with more than 1000 hrs of instructional experience. He has undergone the Air Staff Course, Higher Air Command Course and holds two Masters Degrees. He has served as a Directing Staff at the prestigious Defence Services Staff College Wellington.
Air Marshal has held a number of important appointments, which includes, Commanding Officer of a fighter squadron, Chief Operations Officer and Station Commander of a Forward Air Base in South Western Air Command. He has also served in a number of Staff appointments, which include Director Intelligence at Air HQs, Ops 1 A of Western Air Command, Principal Director Training (Flying) at Air HQs, Air Attache at Embassy of India, Paris, Air Officer Commanding COBRA Group and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Intelligence). Prior to assuming the present appointment, he was the Senior Air Staff Officer of Training Command.
During his illustrious career, Air Mshl was commended by the Air Officer Commanding-In-Chief, WAC in 1994 and Vishist Seva Medal in 2007.
Air Mshl Ghotia is married to Mrs Nirmala Ghotia and they are blessed with two daughters.