Mujahid Anwar Khan

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Mujahid Anwar Khan

مجاہد انور خان
Chief of Air Staff
In office
19 March 2018 – incumbent
PresidentArif-ur-Rehman Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byACM Sohail Aman
Personal details
Born1962 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan [1]
Military service
Allegiance Pakistan
Service/branch Pakistan Air Force
Years of service1983– Present
RankACM Pakistan Air Force.pngUS-O10 insignia.svgAir Chief Marshal
CommandsDCAS (Operations)
DCAS (Support)
ACAS (Operations)
Director General Air Force Strategic Command
Director General C4I
Battles/wars2001 India-Pakistan standoff
2008 Indo-Pakistan standoff
War in North-West Pakistan
AwardsNishan-i-Imtiaz Pakistan.svgNishan-e-Imtiaz(Military)
Crescent of Excellence Hilal-e-Imtiaz.png Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military)
Sitara-i-Imtiaz Pakistan.svg Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military)
Medal of Excellence Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.png Tamgha-e-Imtiaz

Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan Tbt, NI(M) HI(M), is a four-star rank air force general (air officer in Pakistan) and the Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force.[2][3] On 19 March 2018, ACM Anwar took over command of the Pakistan Air Force from his predecessor, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman at Air Headquarters, Islamabad.[4]

He belongs to Rajput Sulehria clan originally from Zafarwal.Khan was commissioned in GD (P) Branch of PAF in December 1983. During his illustrious career, he commanded a fighter squadron, a flying wing, two operational air bases PAF Base Shahbaz and PAF Base Mushaf and a regional air command.[5].

He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Command and Staff College, Jordan and National Defence University, Islamabad.

Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan holds a master's degree in War Studies and Defence Management. He is also a recipient of Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).

In his previous appointments, he has also served as Personal Staff Officer to Chief of the Air Staff, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations), Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations), Director General C4I, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Support) and Director General Air Force Strategic Command at Air Headquarters, Islamabad. The Air Chief has flown various training and fighter aircraft including F-16, F-6, FT-5, T-37 and MFI-17. In recognition of his meritorious services, he has been awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military), Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military).[6]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Service Medals
Non-operational Military Awards
Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Order of Excellence Military)
Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Crescent of Excellence)
Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence)
Tamgha-e-Basalat (Medal of Good Conduct)


  1. ^ "Sohail Aman takes over command as PAF chief". Pakistan Air Force.
  2. ^ "Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan designated as new Chief of Air Staff". Express Tribune. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  3. ^ Siddiqui, Naveed (16 March 2018). "Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan designated new chief of air staff". Dawn. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan takes over command of PAF". ARY News. 19 March 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
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