Lt Gen Ajay Kumar Suri has taken over as Director General and Colonel Commandant of Army Aviation in the Indian Army. He was born and brought up in Shimla. A pass-out of St. Edward’s School and Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jakhoo, Suri was commissioned as Second Lieutenant on June 8, 1985, from the IMA, Dehradun, and he joined the artillery regiment.
Later, he earned his flying badge in June 1990 and has over 6,000 flying hours to his name. Lt Gen Suri recently moved a proposal for women helicopter pilots via the Chief of Army Staff and as a result two women officers joined training in Nasik after a rigorous selection process.