The central Government has appointed Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria as the next Chief of Air Staff (CAS). He will take over on 30th September. He will have a two-year tenure. Mr. Bhadauria had played a key role in the negotiations for the deal with France for 36 Rafale jets.
Present IAF Chief and Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa is set to retire on September 30. Mr. Bhadauria also served as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Air Command and, prior to the present appointment, he was the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Training Command.
Important Takeaways for IBPS RRB PO/Clerk Mains 2019:
- The Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces.
- Indian Air Force was founded on 08th October 1932.
- Headquarters of IAF is in New Delhi.
Source- The Hindu