Union government on Thursday appointed Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria as the new chief of Indian Air Force. RKS Bhadauria currently holds the post of Vice-chief of Air staff.
Present Chief of Indian Air Force, BS Dhanoa is set to retire on September 30. Therefore, the government has selected the successor in advance.
RKS Bhadauria was commissioned into the fighter section of the Indian Air Force in June 1980. Now he will be serving the nation for a three-year term or till the age of 62, whichever is sooner. In his case, term will be for two years.
The officer had served as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief in Southern Air Command from March 2017 August 2018. He was also the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Training Command from August 2018. After that, he was elevated to the rank of Vice Chief of the Air Staff in May this year. His work has been celebrated with prestigious honors like Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, the Vayu Sena Medal, and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal.