Earlier this month, the Indian Air Force approved the rank of Group Captain for Varthaman.
Apart from various operational issues, Air Marshal Chaudhari will have to also address matters related to the ambitious theaterisation model of the armed forces.
The programme will act as a catalyst in employment generation in the aerospace ecosystem of the country, the Defense Ministry said.
The aircraft landed at Dushanbe in Tajikistan after evacuating the Indians, they said, adding the flight is expected to arrive at the Hindon airbase near Delhi in the evening.
This is the first time that Pakistan-based terrorists had used these unmanned and remote-controlled vehicles to strike a vital installation.
The IAF did not disclose the number of aircraft that landed in India but people familiar with the development said four jets were part of the new batch.
Due to these pandemic restrictions, this edition of Aero India will be a purely a business event without any public days.
With the arrival of the new batch, the number of the Rafale aircraft has increased to 11.
The Air Marshal has flown over 3800 hours on various fighter and trainer aircraft. He is a Category ‘A’ Qualified Flying Instructor and Instrument Rating Examiner.
Swati had cherished the dream to become a pilot and was selected in the IAF in her first attempt in 2014.