Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria assumes charge as Vice Chief of IAF

Air Marshal Bhadauria was also the Air Attache at Indian embassy, Moscow.

Published: 02nd May 2019 01:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd May 2019 01:55 AM   |  A+A-

Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria (Photo | Twitter)

Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria (Photo | Twitter)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria Wednesday assumed charge as Vice Chief of the Air Staff, succeeding Air Marshal Anil Khosla.

Air Marshal Singh, an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, was commissioned in the fighter stream of IAF on 15 Jun 1980.

He has over 4,250 hours of flying experience on 26 types of fighters and transport aircraft.

Air Marshal Singh had done his Masters in Defence Studies from Command and Staff College, Bangladesh.

The Air Marshal has held a number of important positions in the IAF which included commanding a Jaguar squadron and heading a premier Air Force station.

He was extensively involved in the initial prototype flight tests on the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas.

Air Marshal Bhadauria was also the Air Attache at Indian embassy, Moscow.

Prior to assuming charge as Vice Chief of IAF, he was the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Training Command.

During his career, he was commended by the Chief of Air Staff and has been awarded Param Vishist Seva Medal, Ati Vishist Seva Medal and Vayu Sena Medal.

Air Marshal Khosla retired on Monday after an illustrious career spanning four decades.

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