Air Vice Marshal Anil Golani

Additional Director General, Centre for Air Power Studies in New Delhi (CAPS)

A Qualified Flying Instructor and an Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner, commissioned into the Fighter stream of the IAF in Dec 1982. Fully Ops on the erstwhile Ajeet and Jaguar aircraft. Raised and commanded the first Harpy squadron of the Indian Air Force. Commanded an Air Defence Direction Centre and an operational base. One of the few to have served in senior ranks in both the Joint Services Commands of the country, Andaman & Nicobar Command as the Air Force Component Commander and Strategic Forces Command as the Chief Staff Officer (Air Vector). The other joint services appointments include Air Officer Commanding Maritime Air Operations in Mumbai and Chief Instructor, Air Force, at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. Has done the Staff Course, Higher Air Command Course and a year’s course in International Security & Strategy at the Royal College of Defence Studies, London. Superannuated from service in Nov 2019.

Published a number of articles in national newspapers, journals and magazines. Lectured in India and abroad on Military Leadership, Air Power, Maritime Air Operations and India’s Military Modernisation and Theatre Commands. Has co-edited two books, ‘Äir Power and Emerging Technologies’ and ‘Indian Air Force in its Centennial Decade’ and written a chapter each in the same apart from contributing a chapter in the USI ‘Strategic Year Book 2023.’ Presently working as Additional Director General, Centre for Air Power Studies, since May 2021 Likes to play Golf, read and write on issues concerning the nation.

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