Nagpur: Air Marshal Pankaj Aneja Vishisht Seva Medal took over as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Indian Air Force on 31 March 2016.
After completing his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi University in 1978, he joined Indian Air Force on 19 January 1980 and was commissioned in Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) Branch. He is also a Post Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management. He is also an alumnus of the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, Wellington wherein he earned a Masters degree in Defence Studies from Madras University.
Prior to his present assignment, he was the Director General (Systems) at Air Headquarters. The officer has rich experience in maintenance management of aircraft and systems and has held various staff appointments. He has commanded an Equipment Depot and a Base Repair Depot. He has also held the appointments of Director Maintenance Inspection at Air Headquarters, Deputy Senior Maintenance Staff Officer at Headquarters Maintenance Command, Senior Maintenance Staff Officer at Headquarters Eastern Air Command, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Maintenance Planning) and Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Engineering B) at Air Headquarters.
In recognition of his distinguished services, Air Marshal Pankaj Aneja was conferred with the Vishisht Seva Medal.
He is an avid sportsman and likes to play Golf. He is married to Mrs Asha Aneja. She has always been an active member of Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) in various capacities. She has contributed significantly in improving the quality of life and morale of Air warriors and their families. Air Mshl is blessed with two daughters who are married and pursuing their professional career.