Air Marshal P K Borbora is new chief of Western Air Command

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New Delhi, Jan 1 (UNI) Air Marshal P K Borbora today took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) of the premier Western Air Command.

He is the first officer from the North-East to command the largest operational Air Command of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

He succeeds Air Marshal P S Ahluwalia, who retired yesterday.

Prior to this, Air Marshal Borbora was AOC-in-C of the Eastern Air Command.

Western Air Command is headquartered in New Delhi and is the most important of the five regional commands. Its area of responsibility extends from north of Jaipur, covers New Delhi and Punjab, and southwards from Jammu and Kashmir to Rajasthan.

During his career, Air Marshal Borbora has had the distinction of being part of the first Jaguar Squadron. He was also part of the team that inducted the Air Combat Simulator into the IAF.

Besides, the Air Marshal has held the post of an Air Attache at Indian Embassy in Moscow.

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