Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari took over as The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) at a ceremony at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) on Thursday. An alumnus of NDA, the CAS was commissioned in December 1982 in the fighter stream of the IAF. He has flown more than 3800 hours on multiple fighter and trainer aircraft.
Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari has been named as the next Chief of Air Staff. Air Marshal VR Chaudhari is currently serving as the Vice Chief of Air Staff. He will take charge as the IAF chief on October 1, 2021. Notably, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria will retire on September 30, 2021.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday, i.e. July 28, operationalised the second Rafale squadron after “Golden Arrows”. The IAF formally inducted Rafale aircraft into No. 101 Squadron at Air Force Station Hasimara in Eastern Air Command (EAC). Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria attended the induction ceremony.
Dundigal Hyderabad on June 19, 2021, marking the successful culmination of training for 161 Flight Cadets of Flying and Ground Duty Branches in the Indian Air Force. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria was the Chief Guest and Reviewing Officer of the CGP.
IAF Cheif RKS Bhadauria Flies Missing Man Formation in Mig-21 BISON to Pay Tribute to Sqaudron Leader Abhinav Choudhary
The Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Thursday [paid tribute to Squadron Leader Abhinav Choudhary, who lost his life in Mig-21 Bison crash last week, by flying “missing man” formation. Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria flew the “missing man” formation in a MiG-21 Bison aircraft.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday addressed the biannual Indian Air Force (IAF) Commanders’ Conference (AFCC-21) at Air Headquarters. Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria welcomed Singh, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat, and other senior officials from the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Despite all odds, Aanchal Gangwal fulfilled her dream of becoming an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer. The daughter of a tea seller from a small district in Madhya Pradesh, was commissioned into the IAF as a flying officer. Aanchal was awarded the President’s Plaque at the Combined Graduation Parade by Chief of the Air Staff,Continue reading “Aanchal Gangwal, Daughter of Tea Seller in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch, Commissioned Into IAF As Flying Officer”
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria reviewed the Combined Graduation Parade (CGP) held at Air Force Academy, Dundigal on June 20, 2020. Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria formally conferred the ‘President’s Commission’ on 123 Flight Cadets as well as awarded ‘Wings’ to 11 officers from Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.Continue reading “Combined Graduation Parade 2020: 61 Officers Join Flying Branch, 62 Inducted Into Ground Duty Branches of IAF; Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria Reviews The Parade”
Giving a boost to “Make in India” programme, he Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday inducted Tejas Mk-1 Final Operation Clearance (FOC) aircraft into the recently resurrected No 18 Squadron, the “Flying Bullets” at Air Force Station Sulur. The Squadron is the first in the IAF to induct this platform.
The “Flying Bullets”, No. 18 Squadron, of the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be made operational on Wednesday at Sulur Airbase by the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhaduaria. The “Flying Bullets” will be the second IAF squadron which will fly indigenously-built fourth generation Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas.