RKS Bhadauria

RKS Bhadauria Bio

 Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria often known as RKS Bhadauria, Air Chief Marshal is the current Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force. He has served as a Commander of a Jaguar Squadron at a front line base in South-Western sector; Commanding Officer of Flight Test Squadron at Aircraft and System Testing Establishment; Chief Test Pilot and Project Director of National Flight Test Centre on the Tejas LCA project; Air Attache in Moscow; Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Projects); Commandant of the National Defence Academy; Senior Air Staff Officer at Central Air Command and Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, an experimental Test Pilot, a Category A qualified Flying Instructor, and a Pilot Attack Instructor. Rakesh Kumar served as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Southern Air Command from 1 March 2017, succeeding Air Marshal Sunderraman Neelakantan, to 1 August 2018. Kumar also served as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Training Command from 1 August 2018 after retirement of Air Marshal S R K Nair. He took office of Vice Chief of the Air Staff on 1 May 2019 after superannuation of Air Marshal Anil Khosla. Later, on 19 September 2019 he was appointed as the Chief of Air Staff.

RKS Bhadauria Bio

Name: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
Profession: Air Chief Marshal
Rank: Air Chief Marshal
Years of service: 15 June 1980 – 30 September 2021
Branch/service: Indian Air Force
Partner: Asha Bhadauria
Service number: 16026
Education: Defence Services Command and Staff College, National Defence Academy, India

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