Amritsar-born Air Marshal Sukhchain Singh, Vishisht Seva Medal recipient, assumed the responsibility of air officer–in-charge, maintenance, at the IAF headquarters in New Delhi on Monday.
The air marshal was commissioned in the electronics stream of aeronautical engineering branch in Indian Air Force (IAF) in July 1979. He is a graduate in electronics and communication from Regional Engineering College (REC), Kurukshetra (now NIT), and a postgraduate in integrated electronics from Indian Insttitute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
He is also an alumnus of the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.
He was awarded the VSM in January 1999 for his distinguished service to the IAF. He has rich experience in the field of maintenance management of aircraft, radars and guided weapons.
Prior to assuming the present assignment, the air officer has held various important staff and field appointments, including senior maintenance staff officer at Maintenance Command, assistant chief of air staff (Engineering B) at Air HQ (Vayu Bhawan), senior maintenance staff officer at South-Western Air Command, chief engineering officer of an air base and chief research and projects officer at Aircraft Systems Testing Establishment, Bengaluru.