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Image released on Twitter, Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria takes charge as the 26th Chief of Indian Air Force (IAF). Bhadauria, who was the Vice Chief of Air Staff (VCAS), has now succeeded Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa.

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Outgoing Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa handing over the baton to the new Chairman COSC Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawa, during a baton handing over ceremony of the Chairman COSC, in New Delhi.

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Outgoing Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa handing over the baton to the new Chairman COSC Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, during a baton handing over ceremony of the Chairman COSC, in New Delhi. Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh is also seen.

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President Boeing India Salil Gupte hands over the ceremonial key of Apache attack helicopter to Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa during the induction ceremony of eight US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters into the Indian Air Force, at Airforce Station, Pathankot.

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Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan in February, before their sortie on the MiG 21 jet, at Airforce Station, Pathankot

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Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan in February, after their sortie on the MiG 21 jet, at Airforce Station, Pathankot

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Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman pose for a group photograph after their sortie on the MiG 21 jet, at Airforce Station, Pathankot.

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Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan in February, before a sortie on the MiG 21 jet, at Airforce Station, Pathankot.

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Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan in February, pose for a photograph after a sortie on the MiG 21 jet, at Airforce Station, Pathankot.

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Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa releases a Coffee Table Book 'Exercise Vayu Shakti – 2019' along with Air Marshal HS Arora, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of South Western Air Command at Air HQ (Vayu Bhavan) in New Delhi.

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Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, the commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) before Tri-Services guard of honour at South Block, in New Delhi

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Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ visits after inaugurating the Indian Air Force Facilitation-cum- Publicity Pavilion (FCP), at National Bal Bhawan in New Delhi. Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Communications and Information Technology Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa are also seen.

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IAF Chief BS Dhanoa after flying a sortie in the Russian advanced jet trainer aircraft YAK130 during his 4-day visit to Russia. After sortie, he met the pilot and the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Aerospace Forces of Russian Federation.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Birender Singh Dhanoa meets Chief of General Staff General Valery Vasiliyevich Gerasimov during his four-day bilateral visit to Russia.

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Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa during the Commemorating 20 years of the Kargil War, in Gwalior Air Base.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with three Services’ Chiefs pays homage to the martyrs at National War Memorial ahead of taking charge as Defence Minister, in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh being received by Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat during his visit to National War Memorial, in New Delhi. Also seen in the picture are Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa.

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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, receives the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) baton from outgoing Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba in a ceremony, at South Block, in New Delhi.

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Saharanpur: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa along with the personnel of 152 Helicopter Unit, at Air Force Station Sarsawa in Saharanpur district.

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Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and his colleagues before flying MiG-21 planes in a 'missing man' formation, an aerial salute to honour martyr Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja, at Bhisiana Air Force station, in Bathinda.

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Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa sits in the cockpit of a MIG 21 fighter plane before flying a 'missing man' formation, an aerial salute to honour martyr Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja, at Bhisiana Air Force station, in Bathinda. Ahuja was awarded the Vir Chakra posthumously for his gallantry during the Kargil conflict.

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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa after a sortie in the supersonic jet MiG-21 at AFS Sulur, Tiruppur district of Tamil Nadu.

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Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa during the induction ceremony of CH-47F(I) Chinook helicopters at Air Force Station, in Chandigarh.

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa in a group photo with the recipient of gallantry awards & distinguished service decorations during Defence Investiture Ceremony-II, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa addresses a press conference at Sulur Air Force Station, in Coimbatore.

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President Ram Nath Kovind, his wife Savita and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during a ceremony for the presentation of President's Colours to Air Force Station, Hakimpet & 5 Base Repair Depot at AF Station, Sulur in Tamil Nadu.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a high-level meeting on security at his residence, in New Delhi. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and other officials are also seen.

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Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, Army Chief Gen Bipin Singh Rawat and Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa release a brochure during the inauguration of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru.

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Union minsiter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore with Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa pay tribute to martyred CRPF jawans, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack, after their mortal remains were brought at AFS Palam in New Delhi.

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Tri-services Chiefs Army General Bipin Rawat, Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and Navy Admiral Sunil Lanba with their partners during the Republic Day 'At Home' at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force Chief Birender Singh Dhanoa, right, inspects a guard of honor during the Indian Air Force day parade at the Hindon air base.

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Honorary Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar with Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Army Chief Gen Bipin Singh Rawat watches a fly-past as he attends the 86th Air Force Day Parade 2018, at Air Force Station, Hindon in Ghaziabad.

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Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa addresses the media ahead of Air Force Day, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Indian Navy chief Admiral Lanba and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during delegation level talks with Oman's Defence Minister Badr bin Saud al-Busaidi (second L) at South Block in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Army chief General Bipin Rawat, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, after paying tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti on Kargil Vijay Diwas, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS for Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre and Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, during the Air Force Commander's Conference in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during her visit to Chabua Airbase in Dibrugarh, Assam.

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Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa presents a memento to General Andre Lanata, Chief of Staff, French Air Force in New Delhi.

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Army chief Bipin Rawat, Air Force chief Birender Singh Dhanoa and Navy chief Sunil Lanba during the ceremonial reception of Israeli Prime Minister at the presidential palace in New Delhi.

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Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff reviewing the guard of honour at HQ Western Air Command, Subroto Park, New Delhi during WAC Commanders' Conference.

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Commanders of Western Air Command being introduced to Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff at HQ Western Air Command, Subroto Park, New Delhi during WAC Commanders' Conference.

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Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman interacts with the IAF Commanders during the inaugural session of Air Force Commanders’ Conference at Air Headquarters(Vayu Bhavan) in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman with Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during the inaugural session of IAF Commanders Conference at Air Headquarters(Vayu Bhavan) in New Delhi.

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Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa (R) Captain of IAF, Sachin Tendulkar (C) Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat and others during the 85th Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base in Ghaziabad.

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Captain of IAF, Sachin Tendulkar (L) being greeted by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during the 85th Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base in Ghaziabad.

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during the 'At Home' on the occasion 85th Anniversary of Indian Air Force at Air-House in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind being welcomed by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during the 'At Home' on the occasion 85th Anniversary of Indian Air Force at Air-House in New Delhi. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is also seen.

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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during a Press Conference at Aakash-Air Force Officers Mess, in New Delhi.

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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during a Press Conference at Aakash-Air Force Officers Mess, in New Delhi.

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Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa pays his last respects to Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Arun Jaitley along with Army Chief Gen Bipin Singh Rawat, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa and Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba pay homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, in New Delhi.

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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC paying homage to Kargil martyrs, in Bathinda.

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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC with formation members going for the ‘Missing Man’ formation sortie to honour the valour and supreme sacrifice of Kargil martyrs, in Bathinda.

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Defence Minister Arun Jaitley interacting with senior Air Force officers during the Air Force Commanders' Conference at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhavan), in New Delhi. Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa is also seen.

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Defence Minister Arun Jaitley with Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa (L) during the Air Force Commanders' Conference at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhavan), in New Delhi.

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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa launched the Centralised Disbursement System (CDS) of salary at Air Force Central Accounts Office, in New Delhi.

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Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa takes salute to tri-colour after the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk, in New Delhi.

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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa greets the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi.

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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate in New Delhi.

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New Air Chief air marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa takes guard of honour at air headquaters, in New Delhi.

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Newly appointed Air Marshal BS Dhanoa at a press conference at Akash Officers Mess, in New Delhi.

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Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha with the newly appointed Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa after a press conference at Akash Officers Mess, in New Delhi.

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