Air Marshal VR Chaudhari assumes command of Western Air Command

New Delhi, August 1, 2020:  Air Marshal VR Chaudhari AVSM VM took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command, Indian Air Force (IAF) today from Air Marshal B Suresh PVSM AVSM VM ADC.
Air Marshal VR Chaudhari was commissioned into Fighter Stream of the IAF on 29 Dec 1982 as a Fighter Pilot.
In a distinguished career spanning nearly 38 years, the Air Officer has flown wide variety of fighter and trainer aircraft in the inventory of IAF.
He has a flying experience of more than 3800 hrs, including operational flying on MiG-21, MiG-23 MF, MiG 29 and Su-30 MKI.
The Air Officer has held numerous important appointments.
He was Commanding Officer of a frontline fighter squadron and commanded a frontline Fighter Base.
As an Air Vice Marshal, he held vrious coveted appointments.
Prior to his present appointment, he was the Senior Air Staff Officer, Eastern Air Command.
The Air Marshal is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.

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