Meet Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor – New NDA Commandant

On 31st October, Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor took charge as the new NDA commandant replacing Lt Gen Asit Mistry. Lt Gen Asit Mistry retired from the Indian Army after serving 39 glorious years.

Meet Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor - New NDA Commandant

Facts about Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor

  • Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor is an alumnus of 67th Course D Squadron of NDA
  • He was commissioned in the Flying branch of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in December 1985
  • He is also the alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, Flying Instructor School, College of Defence Management and National Defence College
  • He has over 7,800 hours of accident/incident-free flying on various trainer, transport and strategic aircraft
  • His has completed M. Sc (Defence Studies), Master of Management Studies and M. Phil
  • Currently, he is pursuing his Ph D from Osmania University
  • As Flying Instructor, he has done instructional tenures at Air Force Academy and Fixed wing Training Flight, Yelahanka.

Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor has participated in numerous flying exercises and operations in India and abroad.

Service Record of Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor

  • Squadron Leader : 06 Dec 1996
  • Group Captain : 15 Sep 2008
  • Air Commodore : 28 Dec 2011
  • Air Vice Marshal : 01 Sep 2017
  • Air Marshal : 01 Aug 2021

Appointments of Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor

  • Director and Principal Director (Operations) at Air Headquarters
  • Head of the faculty and Senior Air Force Instructor at the College of Defence Management, Secunderabad
  • Assistant Chief of the Air Staff Operations (Transport and Helicopters)
  • Assistant Chief of the Staff (Personnel Airmen and Civilian) at Air Headquarters and Commandant of the Air Force Academy
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