VrC, VM (Retd) was commissioned as a
fighter pilot in December 1967. During
the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, he
was awarded a Vir Chakra for gallantry
while flying Hunter aircraft from
Hasimara. In his distinguished career, he
has inducted the MiG-29 as a Squadron
Commander in 1987 and the Su-30s as
the Base Commander in 1997. A DSSC
graduate and a flying instructor, he has
served as an instructor in most
establishments. He is also an alumnus of
the Air War College in USA. After
retirement in 2006, he settled down in
Mhow, writing and speaking on defence
and national security matters.