Former Air Chief Marshal Shashindra Pal Tyagi is a retired IAF commonly known as ‘bundle’. He hails from Indore and was born on 14th March 1945. He has been serving the country since December 31st 1963 and he finally retired in the year 2007. He has been serving the country since a long time. SP Tyagi was arrested today over the alleged irregularities in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, which was worth rupees 370 Crore. He was also accused of abusing his official position by the corrupt means.
This is also the first high profile arrest made by the CBI chief Rakesh Asthana. His cousin Sanjay Tyagi and his lawyer Gautam Khaitan were also arrested along with him after questioning them for hours. After investigating for hours it is believed that Retired Air Marshal S.P. Tyagi helped Italy in buying the chopper and he entered into a consultancy deal with the middlemen in the year 2004, and his cousins were confident that he will be the next air marshal chief and was in a position to influence the deal.
S.P. Tyagi started his career in the year 1963 and was commissioned to the Indian Air Force fighter Team. He was an active member of the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965 and 1971. He served the country for a long time. S.P Tyagi became the Air Chief Marshal on 31st December 2004. In his earlier days he flew the Gnat with No. 23 Squadron and later served with the hunters of the No. 27 Squadron. He was amongst the eight members who were selected for the conversion of the Jaguar Interdiction aircraft when it became a part in the year 1980. He later commanded No. 14 squadron when he came back to Indian. He was also the instructor at the TACDE. He became the air commodore and commanded the 33 Wing At Jamnagar. He was then posted at the Defense Attache at the Indian Consulate in Saudi Arabia he was also awarded the AVSM award in the year 1994. He was also appointed as the SASO of central Air Command for some time. He then took over as the AOC-in-C of the Central Air Command. He was awarded with the Param Vishist Seva Medal in the year 2003 and was also awarded with the Honorary ACD’s of the President if India. He was also the one and only Air Chief Marshal who has done Skydiving after being appointed as the Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force.
Name: Shashindra Pal Tyagi
Nickname: S.P Tyagi
Date of Birth: 14 March 1945
Age: 71 Years
Place of Birth: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Schools: St. Xavier’s School, Jaipur
College: National Defense College and Defense Service Staff College
Marital Status: Married
Children: one son and one daughter
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Profession: Retired Air Chief Marshal
Languages Known: Hindi and English