Group Captain Mohonto Panging is a retired Fighter Pilot and hails from Arunachal Pradesh. Having flown over 3300 Hours on various aircraft like Sukhoi-30MKI, Jaguar, Hunter, Mig-29 etc he has the distinction of being the only person from North East India to Command a Sukhoi-30 Squadron. He has also been decorated with the Presidential Award – the Vayu Sena Medal (VM). He is a post graduate and is widely travelled, attending various courses in India and abroad. Having flown extensively over North East India, he has a bird’s eye view of the region.