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Western Air Command chief reviews maintenance ops, preparedness at Siachen Glacier

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Air Commanding-in-of Western Air Command, visited Kumar post at 17,000 feet in on Wednesday to review air maintenance operations and preparedness along the Indo-Pak border.

also accompanied him.

Nambiar, a Kargil war hero was appointed the new of on February 28. He took over from Air Marshal

is credited for shooting five of the eight Guided Bombs on the Pakistani positions during the Kargil war from his plane.

The WAC is headquartered in the capital and controls the area from north of Bikaner in up to and controls almost 40 per cent of the air bases of the

Nambiar has the distinction of having the highest number of flying hours on the in the IAF, with over 2300 flying hours on the aircraft to his credit, and a total of 5100 hours of flying experience.

He is a member of the and was the Project Test Pilot for the Light Combat Aircraft "Tejas".

Air Marshal has been a Flight of a Squadron, the Senior Test Pilot and Commanding of the at Aircraft System Testing Establishment (ASTE).

He has commanded the oldest Squadron of the IAF, the prestigious No. 1 Squadron.

He flew the in combat during the Kargil conflict and has flown 25 operational missions.

Nambiar was also awarded the Vayu Sena Medal for Gallantry by the of India for the Kargil Operations.

He was awarded a Bar to the Vayu Sena Medal for flight testing the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) in 2002, during its first phase of flight testing.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 21:00 IST