Air Commodore S. K. Ghotia joined National Defense Academy in 1978. He was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as Fighter Pilot in 1981 and has flown over 3000 hours on various aircrafts. During his career, Cmdr. Ghotia has held varied staff and command appointments. He has also served as a Senior Operations Staff in Western Command and been a Station Commander of a Forward Air Base. He was awarded Vishist Seva Medal (Presidential Award) on 26th January 2008. Cmdr. Ghotia is presently serving as Air Attaché at Embassy of India, Paris. Mr. Denis Schirmann is presently Marketing and Sales General Manager for India in Dassault Aviation.