Air Marshal VR Choudhary was commissioned into the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force on 29 December 1982. He currently holds the position of Vice Chief of Air Staff.
New Delhi. The new Chief of the Indian Air Force will be Air Marshal VR Chaudhari. The Government of India has decided to appoint Air Marshal Chaudhary as the next Chief of the Air Staff. VR Choudhary will replace the current Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria. The Air Chief is retiring on 30 September this year. He will be the 27th Chief of the Air Force.
Who is VR Choudhary
Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Choudhary, who will be the Indian Air Force, is currently in the post of Vice Chief of Air Staff. Air Marshal VR Choudhary was commissioned into the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force on 29 December 1982. He is presently holding the rank of Vice Chief of Air Staff and has held various Command, Staff responsibilities at various levels. He has been honored with various medals and honors during his service including Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vayu Sena Medal.
Over 3800 hours of flying experience
VR Choudhary was the Chief of Western Air Command with effect from August 1, 2020. He was inducted into the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force on 29 December 1982 as a fighter pilot and has served for about 39 years. VR Choudhary has over 3800 hours of flying experience and has flown a variety of fighter and trainer aircraft.
Key role in getting Rafale deal
Being the Deputy Chief of the Indian Air Force, VR Chaudhary was also associated with the Rafale Agreement. He is also the chief of the bilateral high-level group monitoring the progress of the fighter plane project in France.