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Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan takes over as 17th Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN)

May 1, 2023 Photo(s): By PIB
Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan took over as Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) on May 1, 2023

Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan has taken over as the 17th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) on May 1, 2023. The Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) is the only Joint-services Command in India and serves as a model for the country's planned theaterisation of Army, Navy, and Air Force capabilities.

Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan is a distinguished alumnus of the National Defence Academy Khadakwasla, having been commissioned into the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in 1986. With over 3200 accident-free fighter flying hours on various variants of MIG-21 and Kiran aircraft, he is an accomplished fighter combat leader. The Air Marshal has held various key positions throughout his illustrious career, including CO of a Bison Squadron, the first Commanding Officer of an AWACS Squadron, and Air Officer Commanding at the prestigious AF Station at Jodhpur. Before assuming Command of ANC he was the Senior Air Staff Officer at the IAF Training Command at Bengaluru.

For his distinguished service, he has been awarded the Presidential Awards of Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vayu Sena Medal.