Friday, October 29, 2021

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari takes over as Indian Air Force chief

Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari took over as the Chief of the Air Staff at a ceremony at Air Headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday. An alumnus of NDA, the Chief of Air Staff was commissioned in December 1982 in the fighter stream of the IAF. He has flown more than 3,800 hours on multiple fighter and trainer aircraft.

During his career spanning almost four decades, he has handled many significant command and staff appointments. He has commanded a MiG-29 Squadron, two Air Force Stations and Western Air Command. He is a recipient of Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vayu Sena Medal.

In his address, Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari said, protection of country’s sovereignty and integrity is to be ensured at any cost. He added that enhancement of operational capability through integration of newly inducted platforms, weapons and equipment with existing assets and dovetailing the same in concepts of operations would remain a priority area. He spoke on aspects of acquisition of new technology, promotion of indigenization and innovation, strengthening of cyber security, rapid adaptation of training methods to meet future demands and sustained work to nurture human resources.

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