Ashutosh Dixit appointed as Vice Chief of the Air Staff

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Ashutosh-Dixit-appointed-as-Vice-Chief-of-the-Air-StaffOn 15 May Air Marshal Ashutosh Dixit was appointed as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff.

An Overview of the News

  • He has commanded the Mirage 2000 Squadron, a frontline fighter base in the Western Sector and a major fighter training base.

  • He has held various positions at Air Headquarters, including Principal Director Air Staff Requirements, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Projects) and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans).

  • He has participated in missions like 'Safed Sagar' and 'Rakshak'.

  • Prior to this appointment, he was the Air Defense Commander of the Southern Air Command and the Senior Air Officer in the South Western Air Command.

Indian Air Force (IAF):

  • It is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces.

  • Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and conduct aerial warfare during armed conflicts.

Establishment - 26 January 1950

Headquarters - New Delhi

Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) - General Anil Chauhan

Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) - Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhary

Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) - Air Marshal Amar Preet Singh

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