New Delhi.Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal VR Choudhary will be the new Chief of the Indian Air Force.The Central Government has decided to appoint Air Marshal Chaudhary as the next Chief of Air Staff of the country.Air Marshal Chaudhary, who started his career in the Air Force as a fighter pilot on December 29, 1982, will succeed RKS Bhadauria, the current Chief of the Air Staff.Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria is retiring on 30 September.
Government of India has decided to appoint Air Marshal VR Chaudhari, presently Vice Chief of Air Staff as the next Chief of Air Staff. Current Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria retires from Service on 30th Sep 2021: Defence Ministry pic.twitter.com/AQFo9i72ku— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2021
Air Marshal Chaudhary is going to take over the leadership of the Air Force at a time when the Indian Air Force is beginning its most important phase of modernization.Almost the entire fleet of new Rafale aircraft has arrived in India and the process of procuring about 120 new fighter jets has started in the next few years.Along with this, China's military challenge on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh for the last one and a half years is also very important for the Air Force.The Air Force has always been ready for the challenge from Pakistan, but in view of the ever-deteriorating situation and changed security situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban occupation, this challenge has increased even more.
Let us inform you that Air Marshal VR Chaudhary, an alumnus of the National Defense Academy, was inducted into the Air Force on 29 December 1982 as a fighter pilot.Choudhary has held several key positions till now.Air Marshal Chaudhary has been conferred with Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) and Vayu Medal (VM) among many other awards.