Mujahid Anwar Khan appointed new Pakistan air chief

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 16, 2018, 11:17 AM(IST)

Representative photo. Pakistan Air Force (PAF). Photograph:( Others )

Pakistan today designated Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan as the new chief of air staff.

Khan would take charge from March 19 on the retirement of outgoing air chief Sohail Aman, according to a statement by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

Presently, he is holding two appointments as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Support) and Director General, Air Force Strategic Command at Air Headquarters, Islamabad.

Born on December, 23 1962, Air Marshal Khan was commissioned in December, 1983.

During his career, he commanded a Fighter Squadron, a Flying Wing, two Operational Air Bases and a Regional Air Command.

He had served as Personal Staff Officer to Chief of the Air Staff, and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) at Air Headquarters, Islamabad.

During his service, he has commanded a fighter squadron and a tactical attack wing.

Air Marshal Khan is a qualified Flying Instructor and a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Command and Staff College, Jordan, Air War College, Faisal and National Defence University, Islamabad. 

The Air Officer has flown various training and fighter aircraft including F-16, F-6, FT-5, T-37 and MFI-17. 

In recognition of his meritorious services, he has been awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military).

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