New Delhi: Air Marshal BS Dhanoa officially took charge as the Vice Chief of Air Staff of the Indian Air Force on Monday.
Principal spokesperson of Ministry of Defence, Sitanshu Kar, took to Twitter to confirm the latest development.
“Air Marshal BS Dhanoa takes over as the new Vice Chief of Air Staff of Indian Air Force,” he tweeted.
— Sitanshu Kar (@SpokespersonMoD) June 1, 2015
Dhanoa took charge a day after vice chief of the air staff, Ravi Kant Sharma, retired after 40 years of service on Sunday.
An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, he was commissioned in the IAF in June 1975 as a fighter pilot.
During his tenure, he commanded a Combat Squadron of the IAF, the Air Force Test Pilot School, Prototype Test Squadron at Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) and a major Air Force base.