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AIR MARSHAL SBP SINHA AVSM VM

Air Marshal SBP Sinha graduated from National Defence Academy in June 1979 and was commissioned in the fighter stream on 15 June 1980. He was appointed as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Central Air Command on 01 January 2016. He is also the Commodore Commandant of 7 Squadron AF.

He has flown the Hunter, MiG-21, Mirage 2000 and Su-30MKI fighter aircraft and has over 3700 hours of flying. He is a 'Cat A' Flying Instructor, Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner, and a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College. He has undergone 'Operational Electronic Warfare Course' in France and 'Executive Course on Security Studies' in USA.

He has held various Command, Instructional and Staff appointments. His important Command and Instructional appointments include Instructor in Flying Instructors School, Flight Commander of a Mirage-2000 Squadron, Chief Flying Instructor of Basic Flying Training School, Air Force Examiner in Aircrew Examining Board, Commanding Officer of a MiG-21 Squadron, Commandant of Electronic Warfare Range, Team Leader of AWACS Project Team in Israel and Air Officer Commanding of a premier Su-30 MKI Base. He has held the staff appointments of Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans), Principal Director Plans, Principal Director C4ISR, Principal Director Acquisitions and Deputy Director of Operations (Electronic Warfare) at Air Headquarters.

He is a recipient of the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vayu Sena Medal.

He is married to Mrs Alpana Sinha and they have a son, who is an Electronics & Communication Engineer and a MBA.