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Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria: Current Chief of the Air Staff
Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC is the current Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force and assumed office on 30 September 2019 after superannuation of Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa.

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Taken necessary action to handle any upcoming contingency on LAC: IAF Chief [Video]

Taken necessary action to handle any upcoming contingency on LAC: IAF Chief

The Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said on June 20 reacted on the question over his visit Leh and Srinagar airbases amid the escalated tension between India and China at Galwan..

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IAF inducts 2nd LCA Tejas squadron [Video]

IAF inducts 2nd LCA Tejas squadron

The second squadron of Light Combat Aircraft Tejas fighter was inducted by Indian Air Force today at Sulur Air Force Station. 18 Squadron was operationalised by IAF Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria. IAF..

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IAF Chief Air Marshal Bhadauria flies LCA Tejas at 2nd squadron induction ceremony [Video]

IAF Chief Air Marshal Bhadauria flies LCA Tejas at 2nd squadron induction ceremony

Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria landed the LCA Tejas fighter after a sortie at the induction ceremony of the second squadron of the LCA Tejas fighters in Sulur, Tamil Nadu today.

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Air Force ready 24x7 to attack terrorist camps across LoC in PoK if need arises: IAF Chief [Video]

Air Force ready 24x7 to attack terrorist camps across LoC in PoK if need arises: IAF Chief

Indian Air Force Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on May 18 said, "If the situation demands so, of course, Indian Air Force is ready 24x7." He was replying to a question that if his force is ready to..

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Need to further enhance our operational capabilities: IAF chief

The Indian Air Force needs to further enhance its operational capabilities and improve serviceability of its mission critical systems, Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria said on Thursday, at a time when..
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Unusual activity by China air force detected: IAF chief

India has detected unusual movement of China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) along the border in Ladakh and put in place its own strategy to respond to any contingency, Chief of Air..
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Air chief RKS Bhadauria: Sacrifice of 'Braves of Galwan' will not go in vain

In the backdrop of the Indian Army-People’s Liberation Army, China stand-off in Ladakh on June 15 and as many as 20 Indian army soldiers being killed, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief RKS Bhadauria has..
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Determined to deliver, geared up for any contingency: IAF chief

The Air Force is determined to deliver and is well prepared and suitably deployed to respond to any contingency, IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said on Saturday addressing a Combined..
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Eastern Ladakh tension: IAF chief pays quiet visit to Leh, Srinagar

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria paid a two-day visit to Leh and Srinagar to oversee preparedness of the IAF in view of the massive escalation in tension with China following the violent Galwan Valley..
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IAF Chief visits Leh to review Ladakh operations, fighter aircraft moved to forward bases

Even as the Indian Air Force (IAF) moved its assets including fighter aircraft to forward bases and airfields in view of the ongoing dispute with China, its chief RKS Bhadauria was on a two-day..
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IAF chief Bhadauria flies Tejas single-seater aircraft at Sulur airbase

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria flew a Tejas single-seater light combat aircraft at the Sulur air force station on Wednesday. Officials said Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria, who worked..
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Tejas inducted into 18 Squadron by IAF, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flies fighter

The first LCA-Tejas FOC standard aircraft also completed its contract flight test acceptance within 12 months of the standard of preparation release in February 2019.
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Rs 47,000 crore LCA fighter aircraft projects to be finalised in next few months: IAF Chief

In a big boost for defence under the Make in India initiative, Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria on Monday said that the second squadron of Light Combat Aircraft (LCAs) worth over Rs 8,000 crore would be..
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Four Rafales to arrive in India by July-end, India to gain edge over Pakistan, China in air

"The first four aircraft including three twin-seater trainer aircraft and one single-seater fighter aircraft would start arriving by the end of July at the Ambala airbase. The trainers will have the..
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Rafale jets not enough for force's needs; indigenous weapons to be game changer: IAF chief

Soon to be inducted, the 36 Rafale jets will not be sufficient to take care of the force's requirements, IAF chief RKS Bhadauria said on Friday, highlighting the need to focus on developing indigenous..
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In case of another Pulwama, there will be no status quo, says IAF chief Bhadauria


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IAF Chief Bhadauria flies five aircraft mission commemorating 1st anniversary of Balakot strikes

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria flew a MiG-21 Type 69 aircraft in a formation also comprising two Mirage-2000s and two Sukhoi-30 MKIs. Commemorating the operation, the IAF said it stands..
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Balakot airstrikes anniversary: IAF Chief RKS Bhaduria flies MiG-21 in same formation as WC Abhinandan's in 2019

Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Wednesday tooks a MiG-21 aircraft of the 51 Squadron to flight to mark the first anniversary of the Balakot airstrikes.
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President Kovind extends greetings to soldiers, ex-servicemen on Army Day

The nation is celebrating the 72nd Army Day today and on the occasion, President Ramnath Kovind extended greetings to veterans and their families. Earlier, chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin..
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Ostentatious practices not acceptable: Army chief

New Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, much like his course-mates Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, is dead against ostentatious..
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'Very-very bold step': IAF chief RKS Bhadauria welcomes creation of CDS post, promises to full support to Gen Rawat

Bhadauria said it is the responsibility of the three services of the Armed Forces to support the CDS.
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Creation of CDS a bold step, onus on three services to make it succeed: Air Chief

Air chief RKS Bhadauria on Wednesday said the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) was a "very big and bold step" and stressed that the onus was on three services of the Armed Forces to..
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Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria leaves for Egypt, to hold talks with top military brass


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Attack on Pearl Harbour: IAF Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria present at adjacent base during shooting, escapes unhurt

Wednesday's attack happened, notably enough, three days before the 78th anniversary of the surprise pre-emptive military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service upon Pearl Harbour on December..
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Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria safe, says IAF after shooting incident at Pearl Harbor

In the wake of a shooting incident in Pearl Harbor shipyard, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, who is currently in the US military base,..
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IAF chief RKS Bhadauria flies sortie in HAL's 'Made in India' HTT-40 trainer aircraft

Air Chief assessed the aircraft's flying characteristics including stall and spin during the sortie, the HAL said in a statement.
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DRDO must make indigenous fifth generation fighter project happen: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria

Bhadauria has already made it clear that the IAF will fully back the indigenous fifth-generation fighter aircraft project being developed by the DRDO.
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Abhinandan leads the men and machines that taught Pak a lesson

The IAF on Tuesday put the men and their flying machines that bombed on February 26 a Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) facility at Balakot and then thwarted Pakistan's counter-offensive the next day at the..
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Defence minister Rajnath arrives in Merignac to receive first Rafale combat aircraft for IAF

At Merignac, a suburb of the south-western French town of Bordeaux, the defence minister will receive the first Rafale fighter jet bearing the tail number RB-01, which is the initial of new Air Force..
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IAF demonstrated its resolve, capability in punching perpetrators of terrorism: Air Force chief RKS Bhadauria

The IAF Chief also acknowledged the contribution of all the personnel who he said silently and professionally contributed to the airstrikes at the terror camp in Balakot.
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IAF Chief awards units for Balakot airstrikes, thwarting Pakistan attack

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's 51 Squadron was awarded unit citation by Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria for thwarting Pakistani aerial attack and shooting down enemy F-16 fighter aircraft on..
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Abhinandan Varthaman's 51 Squadron to be awarded unit citation by IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria

The number 9 squadron whose Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft carried out the Balakot aerial strike on February 26 during 'Operation Bandar', will also to be awarded unit citation.
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We shot down own chopper, it was big mistake: Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria

Six IAF personnel and a civilian were killed in the unfortunate incident, which took place at Budgam near Srinagar on February 27
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Indian Air Force ready to respond to any Pak attack at short notice: Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria

A promotional video regarding the story of Balakot was also showcased at the event.
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Shooting down chopper on February 27 was 'big mistake', says IAF chief

Air Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Friday described as a "big mistake" the IAF shooting down its helicopter in Kashmir on February 27, when Indian and Pakistani forces engaged in a dogfight, and..
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Rafale to give India edge over China, Pakistan: IAF chief Bhadauria

Rafale jets will greatly enhance the capabilities of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and will give it an edge over Pakistan and China, said new IAF chief RKS Bhadauria. "Once we induct Rafale, it will be a..
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Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria takes charge as new IAF chief

Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Monday took charge as the 26th chief of the Indian Air Force. He succeeds Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, who retired after 41 years of service in the..
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'RB' on India's first Rafale jet stands for new Air Chief

As per defence sources, 'RB' stands for Air Force chief-designate Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, who played a key role in negotiations for procuring 36 Rafale jets in the flyaway condition. Air Marshal..
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Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria next Indian Air Force chief

Air Marshal Bhadauria (PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC) will become the 26th IAF Chief after taking over from the incumbent top gun Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa who retires on Sep 30, 2019
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Indian Air Force Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria flies Rafale during exercise

Once the Su-30MKI and the Rafale start operating together, it will be a potent combination against our adversaries, be it Pakistan or anybody else, says RKS Bhadauria
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