Air Mshl B Suresh AVSM VM is a graduate of the ‘Rashtriya Indian Military College’, Dehradun and ‘National Defence Academy’ Kharakvasla. He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force on 13 Dec 1980.
He is a Sword of Honour awardee from the ‘Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment’ (TACDE), a graduate of the ‘Defence Services Staff College’ Wellington and a post graduate from Cranfield University, Shrivenham UK. He commanded No. 2 Squadron – The Winged Arrows – as a Wing Commander, TACDE as a Group Captain and a strategic fighter base as an Air Commodore. He is a highly experienced fighter pilot who has flown a variety of fighter aircraft and helicopters.
He has held a number of staff appointments that include Joint Director and Director (Air Staff Inspection), Director Operations (Joint Planning), Directing Staff and Commandant TACDE, Air Assistant to Chief of Air Staff (AA to CAS), Assistant Chief of Air Staff Operations (Air Defence) [ACAS Ops (AD)], Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO), Western Air Command and Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel (AOP) at Air Headquarters.
He is a recipient of two AOC-in-C’s commendations, the ‘Vayu Sena Medal’ and the ‘Ati Vishisht Seva Medal’.
Air Mshl B Suresh is married to Mrs Radha Suresh and they have a son and a daughter.