India: Air Marshal KS Gill AVSM YSM VM (Gallantry) has taken over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Central Air Command. In his address, Air Marshal KS Gill apprised the officers on his vision to lead the Central Air Command. He complemented the officers for their professionalism in ensuring the op preparedness of CAC and exhorted the officers to continue with similar zeal and enthusiasm so as to enable Central Air Command help IAF in its overall endeavour of national security.
Commissioned in flying branch in Dec 1977, Air Marshal Gill has flown over 7000 hrs in almost all types of terrain during his illustrious career spanning over 36 years. Air Marshal Gill has rich experience of having worked on different assignments in India as well as abroad. Besides having commanded four different stations including the world’s highest air field at Leh, he has been the Directing Staff at Air Force Academy, Hyderabad and Contingent Commander of the UN Mission to Congo. As Air Vice Marshal, he was the Senior Officer In-charge Administration (SOA) of Eastern Air Command. Prior to his present appointment, he was the Commandant of National Defence Apcademy, Pune.
Air Marshal Gill is a thorough professional and has carved a niche for himself in almost all the appointment that he has held so far. For his distinguished service and exceptional professionalism, Air Marshal Gill has been awarded with three Presidential Medals viz Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), Yudh Seva Medal (YSM) and Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry).