Air Marshal VR Chaudhari will be the new Chief of Indian Air Force succeeding Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, officials said on Tuesday.
Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria, the current Chief of Air Staff, is set to retire from service on September 30.
In a statement, the Union Defence Ministry said, “Government of India has decided to appoint Air Marshal VR Chaudhari, presently Vice Chief of Air Staff as the next Chief of Air Staff. Current Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria retires from Service on 30th Sep 2021.”
Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari was earlier appointed the Vice Chief of Indian Air Force succeeding Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora in June this year.