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Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria:
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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IAF launches precision strike to mark 2nd anniversary of Balakot operation [Video]

IAF launches precision strike to mark 2nd anniversary of Balakot operation

The Indian Air Force carried out a long range precision strike against a practice target to mark the second anniversary of the Balakot Operations. The strike was carried out by members of the same..

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'Pakistan’s plan didn't factor in airpower': IAF chief on Battle of Longewala [Video]

'Pakistan’s plan didn't factor in airpower': IAF chief on Battle of Longewala

IAF chief RKS Bhadauria said that airpower can bring asymmetric results if time and place are chosen correctly. The IAF chief was speaking at a book launch event in New Delhi's Air Force Museum...

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Pak's plan was brilliant, but didn't factor in airpower: IAF Chief on Battle of Longewala [Video]

Pak's plan was brilliant, but didn't factor in airpower: IAF Chief on Battle of Longewala

During the release of 'The Epic Battle of Longewala' book, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said that Pakistan Army's plan of armoured thrust was brilliant, however it didn't..

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Watch: IAF chief on increase in capital outlay of Defence, LCA Tejas induction [Video]

Watch: IAF chief on increase in capital outlay of Defence, LCA Tejas induction

IAF chief RKS Bhadauria called the increase in capital outlay of Defence budget ‘a huge step’. Bhadauria said it will provide adequate budgetary support amid Covid-19 pandemic. The IAF chief also..

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IAF to increase 30 squadrons of Indigenous Tejas LCA: Air Chief Marshal [Video]

IAF to increase 30 squadrons of Indigenous Tejas LCA: Air Chief Marshal

Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria reacted on how LCA Tejas induction will help squadron strength of Air Force. He said that the Air Force is going to start upwards 30 squadrons now. "With..

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Increase in capital outlay of Defence amid pandemic is huge step: IAF Chief [Video]

Increase in capital outlay of Defence amid pandemic is huge step: IAF Chief

Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Thursday called the increase in the capital outlay of Defence budget "a huge step", which will provide adequate budgetary support amid..

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‘If China can be aggressive at LAC, so can we’: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria [Video]

‘If China can be aggressive at LAC, so can we’: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria

Indian Air Force Chief (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said that India too can be aggressive if China shows aggression. While addressing a press conference in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on the..

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If Chinese can be aggressive, India can too: IAF Chief [Video]

If Chinese can be aggressive, India can too: IAF Chief

If Chinese can be aggressive, India can also be aggressive, said Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria over the current stand-off at LAC, and news of intrusion along the border areas..

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Army Day: CDS Gen Rawat, Chiefs of armed forces pay tribute at National War Memorial [Video]

Army Day: CDS Gen Rawat, Chiefs of armed forces pay tribute at National War Memorial

The Army Day celebrations began in Delhi. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Naravane, IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir..

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‘LCA Tejas well ahead of Pakistan-China’s JF-17 aircraft’: IAF chief Bhadauria [Video]

‘LCA Tejas well ahead of Pakistan-China’s JF-17 aircraft’: IAF chief Bhadauria

Asserting that the made in India light combat aircraft Tejas is far better and advanced than the Chinese-Pakistani JF-17 fighter jets, Air Force chief RKS Bhadauria on Thursday said the latest Indian..

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It will have capability of standoff weapon: RKS Bhadauria on Tejas aircraft [Video]

It will have capability of standoff weapon: RKS Bhadauria on Tejas aircraft

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on being asked if Tejas aircraft would able to carry out Balakot type airstrike if required in future said that it will have the capability of a standoff weapon which..

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Aircraft Tejas far better, advanced than Pakistan's JF-17 fighter: RKS Bhadauria [Video]

Aircraft Tejas far better, advanced than Pakistan's JF-17 fighter: RKS Bhadauria

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria while speaking to ANI informed that the 83 aircrafts will look after four squadrons at the LCA. He further indicated increase in squadron plan of LCA. On the comparison..

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Huge step for country, IAF: RKS Bhadauria on CCS approval for 83 LCA Tejas fighter jets [Video]

Huge step for country, IAF: RKS Bhadauria on CCS approval for 83 LCA Tejas fighter jets

Indian Air Force chief, RKS Bhadauria called the CCS approval for 83 LCA Tejas fighter jets, a huge step for IAF capability building and boosting the indigenous industry. "It is a huge step for IAF..

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IAF gifts 1971 war helicopter to Bangladesh, gets F-86 fighter as return gift

"To mark the Golden Jubilee of 1971 War of Liberation, IAF chief RKS Bhadauria gifted a legacy Alouette III helicopter to the Bangladesh Air Force. Bangladesh Air Force chief too gifted an F-86 Sabre..
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Rafale has caused worries in China's camp, says IAF Chief

Asserting that India has made adequate deployments at the China border to deal with the ongoing conflict with Beijing, IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria on Thursday said that the induction of Rafale aircraft has..
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Air Force Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria warns China against aggression, makes this BIG statement

IAF Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Saturday issued a stern warning to Beijing asserting that India can also urn aggressive if China will do so.
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If China can get aggressive at LAC, so can we: IAF chief

The Indian Air Force (IAF) chief RKS Bhadauria on Saturday said that eight Rafale aircrafts have already arrived in India and another three are expected by the end of January. The Air Chief Marshal..
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LCA Tejas far better than China-Pakistan JF-17 fighters, says IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria

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China has heavily deployed missiles, radars along LAC: IAF chief RKS Bhadauria

The Chinese Air Force has deployed its indigenous fighter jets along with the Russian-origin SU-30 close to Indian territory in Tibet.
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Air Force Chief Bhadauria visits bases located in the southwestern sector

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria (CAS) on Thursday undertook a day's visit to bases located in the southwestern sector. On his arrival, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) was received by Air Marshal SK..
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DNA Explained: Why ACM AKS Bhadauria said Indian Air Force is ready for two-front war against China, Pakistan

The entire world witnessed the Indian Air Force's strength on Indian Air Force Day on 8 October. Meanwhile, Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria expressed confidence in the indigenous combat system. He also..
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IAF displays might on 88th Air Force Day; COAS says ready to safeguard India in all circumstances

Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria assured the nation that the Indian Air Force will evolve and be ever ready to safeguard India's sovereignty and interests in all circumstances.
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IAF will evolve, ready to safeguard India's sovereignty and interests: RKS Bhadauria

"I want to assure the nation that the Indian Air Force will evolve and be ever ready to safeguard our nation's sovereignty and interests in all circumstances," said Bhadauria at Hindon airbase.
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Amid conflict with China, Army, Air Force prepare to fight wars jointly

Army Chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane and Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria are coursemates from NDA days and have been thick friends since then
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IAF formally inducts Rafale jets: How 'game-changer' jets will boost India's air power

"Induction of Rafale jets could not have happened at a more opportune time considering security scenario today. Rafale being based in Ambala is important as the fleet can rapidly access all areas of..
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Digital India: IAF launches mobile app 'MY IAF' to provide career-related information to aspirants

Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Monday launched a mobile application 'MY IAF' at IAF Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) as a part of Digital India initiative.
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IAF chief flies MiG-21, reviews operational readiness on western front

Indian Air Force (IAF) chief RKS Bhadauria on Thursday flew Mig-21 Bison during a visit to a fighter squadron at a frontline airbase in Western Air Command. "The IAF chief flew a MiG-21 Bison fighter..
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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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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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RKS Bhadauria to be next IAF Chief


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