Air Marshal Sanjay Sharma assumed the responsibilities of Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance at Air Headquarters, New Delhi, on January 1, 2017. The Air Marshal was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) branch of IAF on July 12, 1979. He is a graduate in electronics engineering from University of Indore and post-graduate in computer science and data processing from IIT Kharagpur.
He is also an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence College. He has rich experience in the fields of high power radars, real time data processing systems, automation of command & control systems and communication & information technology.
Prior to assuming the present appointment, the Air Officer had held various important appointments, Chief Technical Officer of THD 1955 Radar Stations, Senior Project Engineer (Radar) at erstwhile RCPO, Director IACCS (Tech Planning), Director Signals (Air), Principal Director of IACCS, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Signals & IT) at Air HQ, Deputy Senior Maintenance Staff Officer at HQ Maintenance Command, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Maintenance and Planning) and Director General (Aircraft) at Air HQ. He has also commanded a major Communication Hub Centre and was deputed to the Government of Botswana for three years to oversee installation and commissioning of Radar Automation System of Botswana defence forces besides setting up the Technical Training Wing for their Air Defence Operations Centre.
For his distinguished service, Air Marshal has been commended twice by the Chief of Air Staff in 1998, and 2007.