Air Marshal Amit Tiwari took over as the Commandant of Air Force Academy, Indian Air Force on December 1, 2016. Air Marshal Amit Tiwari graduated from National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla in May 1981 and was commissioned in the fighter stream of Indian Air Force on June 4, 1982. The Air Marshal has flown over 3500 hours on various fighter aircraft that include Ajeet & MiG-27.
The Air Marshal is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, College of Defence Management, Secunderabad and National Defence College, New Delhi. He holds Master Degree in Defence Studies, Master of Management Studies and Master of Philosophy in National Security. In his illustrious career spanning nearly 34 years in the Indian Air Force, he has held many important appointments like Senior Officer-in-charge Administration of Central Air Command, Deputy Technical Manager (Air) at Ministry of Defence, Station Commander of a fighter base and Team Leader of Suryakiran, the Formation Aerobatics team of Indian Air Force. The Air Officer also served at Afghanistan as Air Advisor. The Air Officer was the first Air Defence Commander (AD Cdr) of the Central Air Command of the Indian Air Force. Prior to taking over the prestigious post of Commandant of Air Force Academy, he was Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Training) at Air Headquarters.