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Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar to Take Over as Vice Chief of IAF

On May the 1st 2019, Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria will take over as Vice Chief of Indian Air Force, after superannuation of incumbent Air Marshal Anil Khosla.
Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar to Take Over as Vice Chief of IAF

About Air Marshal R.K.S Bhadauria:

  • R.K.S Bhadauria was commissioned into India Air Force fighter stream on 15th June 1980 with the Sword of Honour.
  • He has held important designations like Commandant of National Defence Academy, Senior Air Staff Officer at Central Air Command and Deputy Chief of Air Staff from January 2016 to February 28, 2017.
  • As Deputy Chief, he was chairman of the Indian negotiating team for 36 Rafale combat aircraft deal with France.
  • From March 2017 till august 2018, he served as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Southern Air Command.
  • He currently heads IAF's Bengaluru-based Training Command.

About the Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS):

  • The VCAS is second-highest ranking officer in Indian Air Force (IAF).
  • It is a three-star appointment and is held by an Air Officer of the rank of Air Marshal.
  • He serves as Principal Staff Officer (PSO) at the Air Headquarters, New Delhi.
  • His responsibilities include operations and flying related tasks.
  • The VCAS assumes duties and responsibilities of Chief of Air Staff (CAS) in event of his absence or is unable to perform his duties.

Question:

Q. Who on May the 1st 2019 will take over as Vice Chief of Indian Air Force?
a. Air Marshal Ramesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
b. Air Marshal Raman Kumar Singh Bhadauria
c. Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
d. Air Marshal Rajeev Kumar Singh Bhadauria
Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar to Take Over as Vice Chief of IAF Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar to Take Over as Vice Chief of IAF Reviewed by Neha on May 01, 2019 Rating: 5

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