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Air Marshal Shirish Baban Deo PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM, ADC

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Air Marshal SB DeoVice President Defense, Indian Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic

Air Marshal Shirish Baban Deo, PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM, ADC was the Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) of the Indian Air Force. He assumed the office of Vice Chief on 31 December 2016 from Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and served in the same capacity till his retirement on 30 September 2018


Deo was commissioned into the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force on 15 June 1979. He has clocked more than 4000 hours of operational and training flying experience. He held several key operational and administrative appointments at various stages of his service including Fighter Combat Leader; A2 qualified instructor and Directing Staff at TACDE; Chief Operations Officer of a front-line forward base; Commanding Officer of Air Force Station Jodhpur; Director General Air Operations at Air Headquarters; Air Officer Commanding of COBRA Group; AD Commander; Air-I at Headquarters; Central Air Command; Air Officer Commanding in Chief of Eastern Air Command and Air Officer Commanding in Chief of Western Air Command.

Awards and Medals

Deo has been awarded several medals: the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, the Vishisht Seva Medal, and the Vayu Sena Medal. He was also appointed as Honorary ADC to the President of India on 1 January 2016

Personal Life

Deo is married to Mrs. Anjna Deo and they have a son, Karan Deo, who is a squadron leader in the Indian Air Force. His younger brother, Justice Rohit Deo, is elevated as a Judge of the Bombay High Court on 5 June 2017

Vice President Indian Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Alexander Horvath, meets Air Marshal Shirish Baban Deo, PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM, ADC, the Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) of the Indian Air Force, together with H.E. Ambassador Bertók.

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