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Sanjeev Razdan assumes charge as CMD of Pawan Hans

Sanjeev Razdan, who was working as General Manager of Pawan Hans Limited, has assumed charge as CMD of the organisation
New Delhi: Sanjeev Razdan has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Pawan Hans Limited (PHL), the company that makes the national helicopter carrier, on Tuesday. According to an official statement, Razdan has been appointed as CMD of Pawan Hans for a five-year tenure. Prior to this, he was working as General Manager (Western Region) in the same organisation. Razdan is a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) graduate in Aeronautical Engineering, with an MBA in Aerospace. He has a vast experience of 30-plus years.

Pawan Hans Limited

Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) is a helicopter service company based in New Delhi. Pawan Hans is a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Its chopper, Pawan Hans, has cumulatively flown more than 1 million hours and has had 2.5 million landings on its fleet since its formation. The operations are based at Juhu Aerodrome in Vile Parle (West), Mumbai. Other than providing helicopter services to ONGC for its off-shore locations, this public sector company is often engaged in providing services to various state governments, particularly in North-east India. It has been providing service to Vaishno Devi for devotees, inter-island ferry services in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for the last 26 years and services to Lakshadweep Administration by ferrying people from islands to Kochi international airport. Pawan Hans choppers are considered as the backbone of Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands which are far-flung from Indian shores, extending up to 400–500 km into the Arabian Sea.