He has confessed to have had access to many secret documents and plans due to his posting at the air HQs.
The Delhi Police arrested Group Captain Arun Marwaha on Thursday on charges of passing on details of secret IAF documents to Pakistani spy agency ISI.
Marwaha's phone has been seized and sent for forensic examination.
According to court documents, on May 24, 2016, Patience allegedly began chatting with an undercover officer who was posing as a 13-year-old girl on the Internet.
Investigators say the detective posing as a young teen girl, posted an ad on Craigslist, stating that she was looking for someone to hang out with because school was out.
He also allegedly wrote that he did not know where they could meet “that I can trust that it doesn’t get me arrested.” Investigators ultimately identified the Liberty law office from which Patience was conducting his chat.
He told the “girl” that he only chatted while at work and not during the evening or weekends.