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Air Marshal Bhadauria takes over as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (DCAS) of Indian Air Force (IAF)


Air Marshal Bhadauria takes over as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (DCAS) of Indian Air Force (IAF)
Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria took over as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff today.  He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the IAF in June 1980.  Prior to taking over as DCAS, Air Marshal Bhadauria was Senior Air Staff Officer at  Central Air Command of IAF.

He is an Experimental Test Pilot,  Cat ‘A’ Qualified Flying Instructor and Pilot Attack Instructor with over 4200 hours of experience on over twenty five types of fighter and transport aircraft.  Air Marshal Bhadauria completed his Staff Course and Masters in Defence Studies from Command and Staff College, Bangladesh.


Spanning over more than 35 years of his career, Air Marshal Bhadauria has commanded a Jaguar Squadron and a premier Air Force base in the South Western Sector.  His important assignments include Commanding Officer of Flight Test Squadron at Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment, Chief Test Pilot and Project Director of National Flight Test Centre on Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project, Air Attache, Moscow and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Projects).  He also commanded the prestigious National Defence Academy.

Air Marshal Bhadauria is a recipient of Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vayu Sena Medal conferred in 2013 and 2002 respectively.

He is married to Mrs. Asha Bhadauria and is blessed with a daughter and a son.


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Army Day Open Quiz Competition 2016
            As part of ‘Army Day Celebration- 2016’, the Army would be conducting a National Level Open Quiz Competition for school children on 07 January 2016 at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantonment on the theme “Indian Army : Symbol of Courage, Valour and Sacrifice”.
            The Quiz Competition would be conducted by renowned Quiz Master, Mr Aditya Nath Mobayi of Quiz Craft Enterprise. The entry is free for the Quiz Competition and two teams from each school comprising of three students from Higher Secondary classes are eligible to participate. 
             The team winning the competition would be presented with a Trophy alongwith a cash prize. Awards are also being given for the First and Second Runner up Teams apart from certificates & gift hampers containing books for the participants.
            The event would be conducted as a prelude to the Army Day Celebration this year and would certainly go a long way to etch an impression in the minds of the future generations of the country on the Indian Army's legacy of Courage, Valour and Sacrifice.
            Details of the quiz competition are attached as a handout.

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Indian Defence Technologies on Display at Bahrain International Airshow this Month
India is showcasing during the Bahrain International Airshow being held at Sakhir Airbase, Bahrain from 21-23 January 2016, its state-of-the-art airborne platforms and associated sensors and communication systems designed and developed by DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, Govt of India).  DRDO, along with some of its production partners is displaying India’s strength in advanced defence technology areas, with the aim of exploring the potential of exporting these advanced systems to friendly countries in the region.
 The show will witness flying demonstration of the ‘Tejas’ the latest and state of the art Light Combat Aircraft, the ‘Four plus’ generation and highly cost effective fighter aircraft. It is noteworthy that for the first time  LCA- Tejas will be flying outside the country’s airspace at the Bahrain airshow to create history.   
 Team Sarang of the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be showcasing the nation’s prowess by flying ALH Dhruv helicopter designed & developed by HAL during the Bahrain Airshow.

 The other indoor Exhibits (scale down models) of DRDO for the Bahrain International Airshow  2016  include:-

·         LCA Fighter, LCA Navy, LCA Trainer
  • NAG: Anti-Tank Guided Missile
  • HELINA: Helicopter Launched NAG Missile
  • AKASH: Surface to Air Missile System
  • HMS-X2: Compact Hull Mounted Sonar
  • ATDS-X: Advanced Torpedo Defence System
  • UWACS Micro: UWACS Test System & Simulator
  • UWACS Triton: Underwater Communication System
  • HUMTAS-X: Hull Mounted Torpedo Alert System
  • LFDS-X: Low Frequency Dunking Sonar
  • AEW&C: Air Borne Early Warning and Control System
  • ASLESHA: 3D Low Level Light Weight Radar
  • BHARANI: 2D Low Level Light Weight Radar
  • BFSR: Battle Field Surveillance Radar 



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