Pune, March 2, 2019 – Air Commodore SP Bhandare assumed the command as Air Officer commanding of 9 Base Repair depot from Air Commodore S Anandan on 01 March 2019. On taking over, the Air officer was presented a befitting Guard of honour by the air warriors of 9 base Repair Depot.
In his farewell address, Air Commodore S Anandan thanked all the Depot personnel for their outstanding contribution in technology demonstration, Innovations, Infrastructure development and improvement in Depot Environment.
Air Commodore SP Bhandare was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering Electronics branch of Indian Air Force on 12 September 1988. He is a Post Graduate from IIT Kharagpur in “Fiber Optics and Light Wave Engineering” and M. Phil in Political Science from Osmania University. He is married to Mrs. Preeti Bhandare who as assumed the responsibility of President AFWWA (Local) 9 BRD.