The Next IAF Chief of Air Staff VR Chaudhari has on the radar of defence forces enthusiasts. Mr. Vivek Ram Chaudhari as next IAF chief was announced earlier on Tuesday. He is currently positioned as the vice chief of Air Staff.
R.K.S. Bhadauria, the present CAS, Air Chief Marshal will retire and say goodbye to the Air force department on September 30. VR Chaudhari will be the 27th Chief of the Air Staff.
Generally, new service chiefs are announced 3 – 4 months prior with an official notice, proffering an adequate amount of time for the chief designate to get oriented and settled with the new role.
Mr. VR Chaudhari was proclaimed for the position of Vice Chief in early July.
In the coming few months, Mr. Chaudhari will be focusing on the integrated theatre command plan going on. Several discords are protruding in the new structure that is being conceived. Whereas the former theaterisation plan has put on a break for at least three to four years while the outlining is in the process.
Current Indian Air Force Plans
At present, the Light Combat Aircraft Deal including the C 295 transport Aircraft contract has been positively concluded. After this Air force’s main concentration is to obtain 114 fighter aircraft and fulfill the Make in India Initiative.
In the upcoming days, one can expect a competition issued by the Indian Airforce for the new made-in-India fighter jets with foreign assistance.
All About Mr. VR Chaudhari
- Chaudhari stepped into the fighter stream of the Air Force back in 1982.
- He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and has completed his graduation from Defence Services Staff College.
- Spent his school life in Hyderabad at BHEL Higher Secondary School.
- His wife’s name is Neeta Chaudhari, and he has two sons.
VR Chaudhari and His Time Spent in IAF
Vivek Ram Chaudhary has experience of flying for over 3,800 hours amongst a distinct variety of fighter and trainer aircraft.
His 38 years of career involves numerous crucial roles and positions. He was placed as an Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) of the Western Air Command in Ladakh, and the commanding officer of a Front-Line Fighter Squadron with a front-line commander base.
Officials were quoted saying, “Also, he has been assisted as a chief operations officer of the Srinagar Air Force Station plus an Air Advisor to the Chief of Air Staff. Adding on to it he has been an Air Force Examiner as well.”