Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
Wing Commander Puneet Chadha today took over as the Public Relations Officer (Ministry of Defence) foir Gujarat region.The post was lying vacant for quite sometime.
Commissioned into the Indian Air Force as a pilot in Dec 95, he hails from Jammu and studied at Udgam School for Children and St Xavier’s, Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad. He is also an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy and Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.
He is a Qualified Flying Instructor with more than 3000 hours on various aircraft which include MiG 21, Mi 8, Mi 17, Mi 17 IV, HPT 32, TS 11 Iskra and the Chetak. He has flown extensively as a medium lift helicopter pilot during Op Parakaram and in support of Counter Insurgency Missions in the North and the North East. He flew as a rescue pilot in various disaster relief operations, the prominent ones being Super Cyclone at Orissa, Tsunami relief operations at Sri Lanka, earthquake relief ops at Uri and flood relief in Gujarat. As a member of the UN Peacekeeping Force (MONUC) at Congo, he flew extensively in the conflict zone under chapter VII of the UN charter.
Wing Commander Puneet Chadha has served at Air Headquarters, South Western Air Command, Tri Services Command at Port Blair and commanded 3 Guj Air NCC Squadron at Bhavnagar.
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