Air Marshal V R Chaudhari to be India''s next Chief of Air Staff
Air Marshal Chaudhari was commissioned into the Fighter stream of Indian Air Force in December 1982
Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari will be India''s next Chief of the Air Staff. He will take over from Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, who retires on September 30.
The government announced the appointment of Air Marshal Chaudhari, who is currently the Vice Chief of Air Staff, to the top position of the Indian Air Force on Tuesday evening.
During his service, he has been decorated with military honours like the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) and the Vayu Sena Medal (VSM).
Air Marshal Chaudhari was commissioned into the Fighter stream of Indian Air Force on December 29, 1982.
He has held various Command, Staff and Instructional Appointments at various levels, the Ministry of Defence said.
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria had assumed office as the Chief of Air Staff on September 30, 2019.