Srinagar: Air Commodore M Y Marathe on Monday took over the command of Air Force Station Srinagar as Air Officer Commanding (AOC) from Air Commodore B Balachandran at a ceremonial parade held at Air Force Station here.
According to an army statement, Air Commodore M Y Marathe was commissioned in Indian Air Force as a fighter pilot on June 13, 1987. He had been posted to various fighter squadrons and has a vast experience in fighter operations. “He is a Fighter Combat Leader and a Pilot Attack Instructor. He has undergone the prestigious Defence Services Staff College Course. During his illustrious career, Air Commodore M Y Marathe has held many important assignments and staff appointments including the command of an Air Force Station and a fighter squadron,” the statement said.