Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor took over as the Commandant of the National Defence Academy (NDA). On 31st of October 2021 he took over this position from the former Commandant of NDA- Lt. Gen Asit Mistry.

The post of Commandant was handed over to Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor as Lt. Gen Asit Mistry retired after serving in the Indian Army for 39 years.


Air Marshal joined the flying branch of Indian Air Force in the year 1985, December. He has a record of over 7,800 hours of free flying incidents on various aircrafts. These aircrafts include trainer, transport and strategic aircrafts.

He had been an alumnus of the National Defence Academy. Along with this he is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, Flying Instructor School, College of Defence Management and the National Defence College.

He is a post graduate in Defence Studies, Master of Management Studies and MPhil. At present he is pursuing PhD from Osmania University.

He has been a part of a number of flying exercises and operations in India as well as abroad. Being at the position of Flying Instructor, he has done instructional tenures at the Air Force Academy and the fixed Wing Training Faculty, Yelahanka.

He also holds experience in high altitude, VVIP and air-to-air re-fuelling and combat operations. Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor is one of those pioneers in the Indian Air Force involved in Aerial-Refuelling Operations.

He has received training in abroad from the original equipment manufacturer. Air Marshal Kapoor was appointed as Director and Principal Director (operations) at the Head Quarters of Indian Air Force.
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He has also served as the Head of Faculty and Senior Air Force Instructor at the College of Defence Management, Secunderabad.

He has also served as the Assistant Chief of the Air Staff Operations (transport and helicopters) and Assistant Chief of Staff (personnel Airmen and Civilian) at the Air headquarters. He has also been the Commandant of the Air Force Academy.


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