THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Wednesday took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Air Command (SAC).
He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the IAF on June 15, 1980. Bhadauria has 4,250 hours of experience on 26 types of fighters and transport aircraft. He completed his Masters in Defence studies from Command and Staff College, Bangladesh.
Bhadauria has commanded a Jaguar squadron and a premier Air Force Station in the south-western sector. Other important assignments include: Commanding officer of Flight Test Squadron at Aircraft and System Testing Establishment and chief test pilot and project director of National Flight Test Centre on Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Project.