Air Marshal KK Nohwar PVSM VM (Ret’d)
An alumnus of the National Defence Academy he was commissioned into the Fighter stream of the Indian Air Force on 24 Jun 1972. A Qualified Flying Instructor and a Fighter Combat Leader, he is a graduate of DSSC, Wellington and Air War College (USA). His command appointments include CO of 9 Squadron, Commandant Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE), AOC 16 Wing, AF and AOC-in-C, Eastern Air Command. His important staff assignments include Chief Operations Officer (COO) 33 Wing, Dy Comdt College of Air Warfare (CAW), Principal Director Air Staff Inspection (PDASI), and ACAS (Plans). He has also served as Chief of Staff at Andaman & Nicobar Command, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Strategic Forces Command (both tri-Service appointments), and Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO), Training Command. He retired as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff in May 2012 He joined the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS) as Additional Director General on 01 Oct 2014. He was the Director General, CAPS from 02 May 2018 to February 2021.