Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari today took over as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff. The Air Marshal was commissioned in the Fighter stream of the IAF in 1982.
The Air Officer has a flying experience of more than 3,800 hours on a wide variety of fighter and trainer aircraft, including missions flown during Op-Meghdoot and Op-Safed Sagar. He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.
During his illustrious career in the IAF, the Air Officer has commanded a frontline Fighter Squadron and a Fighter base.