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Air Marshal VR Chaudhari to be new chief of Indian Air Force


In an important announcement, the Central government, on Tuesday, announced that Air Marshal VR Chaudhari will take the reins as the chief of the Indian Air Force after Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria retires on September 30. 

The Union Defence Ministry announced the same today (September 21). Notably, Air Marshal Chaudhari is presently serving as Vice Chief of the Air Staff.

In a statement, the Ministry said, “The government has decided to appoint Air Marshal V R Chaudhari, presently Vice Chief of Air Staff, as the next Chief of the Air Staff after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on September 30.” 

For the uninformed, Air Marshal Chaudhari was authorised into the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force on December 29, 1982. Over the years, he has held leadership, staff, and instructional appointments at various levels, including the present one as Vice Chief of Air Staff.

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