Air Commodore Amiya Tripathy took over as the Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station Bagdogra from Air Commodore HS Sandhu VM on July 5.
Air Commodore Amiya Tripathy was commissioned into the Helicopter stream of the IAF on 4th December 1991. He is a graduate of National Defence Academy. He has undergone the Staff Course at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and is a post graduate from College of Defence Management, Secunderabad. He is a qualified flying instructor with 5400 hrs of flying experience including extensive operational experience in the Western and Eastern sectors on various helicopters of the IAF.
He also served in UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prior to assuming command at AF Station Bagdogra, he was posted at Headquarters Integrated Defence Services, New Delhi.