Points to Remember:
- Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria took charge as the 26th Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
- Bhadauria was commissioned in the fighter stream of the IAF in June 1980 and has commanded a Jaguar squadron and a premier Air Force Station.
- He succeeded Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, who retired after 41 years of service.
About Chief of Air Staff:
- Chief of the Air Staff is the professional head and the commander of the Indian Air Force.
- The position is abbreviated as CAS in the Indian Air Force cables and communication, and is always held by the highest-ranking air officer, an Air Chief Marshal.
- Appointer: Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC)
- Term length: 3 years or at the age of 62, whichever is earlier.
- Formation: 1 April 1955
- First holder: Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee
- Salary: ₹250,000 (US$3,600) monthly
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Who took charge as the 26th Chief of the Indian Air Force? Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
- Recently Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria bevcame the __ Air Chief Marshal of India. 26th