India—Modi Government Names New Air Force Chief

Press Trust Of India | 09/20/2019

Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria has been appointed India's next air force commander, reports the Press Trust of India.  Currently the service's vice chief of staff, Bhadauria will succeed Birender Singh Dhanoa as chief of Air Staff on Sept. 30, the defense ministry announced on Wednesday. Dhanoa will officially retire on that date. The new air force chief is a former fighter pilot with more than 4,250 flight hours in aircraft such as the MiG-21 and Jaguar. He also served...

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