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Air Marshal Rakesh K S Bhadauria is new Vice Chief of Air Staff

 

 

Air Marshal Rakesh K S Bhadauria is new Vice Chief of Air Staff: Details, Profile, Career Highlights

Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria is appointed as the new Vice Chief of Air Staff on 29th April 2019.

Air Marshal Rakesh K S Bhadauria will take over as Vice Chief of Indian Air Force, after superannuation of incumbent Air Marshal Anil Khosla.

After induction into service, he will be looking after all air operations being carried out by force.

Rakesh K S Bhadauria was commissioned into India Air Force fighter stream on 15 June 1980 with the Sword of Honour.

Rakesh K S Bhadauria has held important designations like Commandant of National Defence Academy, Senior Air Staff Officer at Central Air Command and Deputy Chief of Air Staff from January 2016 to February 28, 2017.

As Deputy Chief, he was chairman of Indian negotiating team for 36 Rafale combat aircraft deal with France. From March 2017 till August 2018, he served as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Southern Air Command. He currently heads IAF’s Bengaluru-based Training Command.


 

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