ISLAMABAD: Air Marshal Syed Athar Hussain Bukhari has been appointed Vice Chief of The Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), according to a notification issued by the government here on Thursday.
Air Marshal Syed Athar Hussain Bukhari was commissioned in Pakistan Air Force in 1978 in GD (P) Branch. .
He is an accomplished Fighter Pilot,a qualified Flying Instructor and a graduate of Combat Commanders' School.
His career has encompassed a wide range of operational, training and command assignments. He has commanded a Fighter Squadron, a Fighter Wing and an
Operational PAF Base.
He holds Master's Degree in National Security Strategy from National Defence University Washington (USA) and a Master's Degree in War Studies from National Defence University, Islamabad. He has also qualified Air Command and Staff Course from Iran.
During his long and illustrious career in PAF, he remained on various important command and staff appointments which include Director General Joint Operations (GHQ), Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Training) and Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Personnel) at Air Headquarters, Islamabad.
He is recipient of Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), and Sitara-i- Basalat.