Air Commodore Sanjeev Gosewade (Retd.)


Belongs to Nagpur and has studied in SFS School, Bhonsala Military School, Hislop College and Institute of Science Nagpur.

On completion of Degree in Science from Institute of Science and NCC ā€˜Cā€™ certificate from Nagpur NCC unit he joined Indian Air Force in 1980. He was commissioned as a flying pilot in Indian Air Force on June 4, 1982. He has held various important Command, Staff and Instructional appointments during his service career in the Indian Air Force.

As an experienced military pilot, he has flown around 5,000 hours on Ilyushin-76, Avro and Dornier aircraft and has flown these aircraft operationally both in India and abroad.

He has been the Flight Commander of VVIP Squadron, Commanding Officer of a Combat unit and the Commanding Officer of a Gajraj Squadron. During his tenure as Commanding Officer, 44 Squadron was adjudged the Best Transport Squadron of the IAF and was also commended by US Air Force during multi-national military exercise Red Flag.

Besides being the Station Commander. the Air Commodore has been the Air Officer Commanding of an important flying base and has the distinction of being the President of an Air Force Selection Board twice.

His staff appointments include a tenure at Air Head Quarters as Director Operations. He was awarded Vayusena Medal by the President of India on Jan 26, 2010 for his distinguished service in the Indian Air Force. He has also been awarded the Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar in Oct 2018 by the Government of Maharashtra.

Besides attending Air Staff College in Australia, he is a post-graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, India and has been an instructor for 3 years in this college. His academic qualifications include MSc and MPhil from Madras University.

He has held several sensitive and prestigious appointments dealing with operations, logistics and planning. He commanded an artillery regiment in the intense operational environs of the Srinagar Valley.