Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria
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New Delhi: Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria will be the next Chief of Air Staff after the superannuation of incumbent B S Dhanoa, the government announced on Thursday.

“Government has decided to appoint Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC presently Vice Chief of Air Staff as the next Chief of the Air Staff,” Defence Ministry’s Principal Spokesperson, said on Twitter.

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, the 25th Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, is due to retire on September 30. He took over as the Chief of the Air Staff on January 1, 2017.

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  1. Mr ,the new designating IAF chief w.e.f. 30.9.2019 , after that he would succeed to chairman of chief of staff of thrice the army chief , taking charge from General Rawat , near to December 2019. Where’s next to J&K Lt governor for rest assignment of POK in Indian territory under his strong guidance. Congrats to new designating IAF Chief
    Sir. Shyam Kapoor.

  2. Since , comment on my part little error now modifying.: – gold sword ceremony awarded 1980 then passing out parade to best IAF cadet RKS Bhadauria.
    After , completion of ACM tenor , RKS Bhadauria must as Next Lt Governor for union territory J&K for induction of Pok in Indian territory , under his bold and strong guidance. Shyam Kapoor , Lucknow

  3. RKS the next Air Chief Marshal forIAG , as he has been most the senior amongst all , those were in that’s chief post. Mr Bhadoria is a highly academic when , he eon the god sword in 2980 in passing out parade.And , he is a most senior IAF officer for that’s he deserve and for the Raffel and Tejas points are most important during his this ytrnnor. When , he completed this , he should be next Lt Governor for union territory J&K , where Pol kashmir may induct in Indian territory. Shyam Kapoor Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India

  4. Appreciate the govt decision that serviceman retiring on the day is appointed as ACM.Despite during selection process whose name was not in the list That’s how Modi govt works . This is the value of professional serviceman . The other two contestant should not lose heart till their date of retirement

      • No, you both are wrong. Air Marshal (Rtd) ABP Sinha led the Rafale Negotiating Team and Bhadauria was a member of the team. So far as corruption is concerned, nothing is proved and all allegations are wild imagination of Rahul Gandhi. Ask the Supreme Court. Their verdict is awaited.


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