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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh poses for a group photograph along with Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly and other dignitaries during the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria during the Rafale induction ceremony, at the airbase in Ambala.

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Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria pays his last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg in New Delhi. Mukherjee, 84, passed away Monday at Army's RR Hospital.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (C), Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat (4L), Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane (L), Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh (3L), Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria (2L) and others during 'Atmanirbhar' Bharat Defence Industry outreach webinar, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute at National War Memorial (NWM), on the occasion of 74th Independence Day in New Delhi. Also seen are, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria.

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NSA Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of Naval Staff Karambir Singh and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of Air Staff (CAS) visits a frontline airbase in Western Air Command, New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to the martyrs of Kargil war on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, at National War Memorial in New Delhi. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Karambir Singh, Army Chief General MM Naravane, and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria are also seen.

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(L-R) Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Army Chief General MM Naravane and Chief of Naval Staff Karambir Singh after paying tribute to the martyrs on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh leaves after paying tribute to the martyrs of Kargil war on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, at National War Memorial in New Delhi. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat (2nd L), Chief of Naval Staff Karambir Singh (L), Army Chief General MM Naravane (2nd R), and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria (R) are also seen.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria reviews the passing out parade of Combined Graduation Parade, at Air Force Academy, in Dindigul, Hyderabad.

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Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria prepares to fly Tejas single-seater Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), during its induction ceremony into the Indian Air Force in Sulur of Coimbatore district.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flies the LCA Tejas fighter with 45 Squadron at Air Force Station in Sulur of Tamil Nadu. He is on a visit to the Station for operationalisation of 18 Squadron.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presides over a meeting on expansion of National Cadet Corps (NCC), in New Delhi. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Director General NCC Lt General Rajeev Chopra are also seen.

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Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat (2L), Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh (2R), Chief of the Army Staff General MM Naravane (L) and Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria during a press conference, in New Delhi

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Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria during a press conference, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chairs a meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Tri-Service Chiefs Karambir Singh, R K S Bhadauria and M M Naravane, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews operational preparedness and measures undertaken to fight COVID-19 via video conference with various Commanders in Chief, in New Delhi. Also seen are Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria, Chief of the Army Staff General M M Naravane, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Secretary (Defence Finance) Smt Gargi Kaul.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (3R), Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat (3L), Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria (2R), Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh (R), Chairman of DRDO, G Satheesh Reddy (2L) and Air Marshal KK Nohwar (retd), director general, Centre for Air Power Studies, attend a seminar ‘Air power in no war, no peace scenario' in New Delhi.

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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria during a sortie on the first anniversary of Balakot air strikes at Srinagar Air Base.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary, also observed as Martyrs' Day, at Rajghat in New Delhi. Tri-services Chiefs Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Navy Admiral Karambir Singh, Army General MM Naravane are also seen.

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Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria and Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane at a programme organised to mark Armed Forces Veterans’ Day, in New Delhi.

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Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Ary Chief Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria during the launch of an 'Application for Grant of Permission for Aerial Photography/Remote Sensing Survey', in New Delhi.

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India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat (C) poses for a group photograph with Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane (L) Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh (2ndL) and Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria after inspecting the Guard of Honour at South Block lawns in New Delhi.

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Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria inspects the guard of honour during the Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy, Dundigal, in Hyderabad

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacts with the IAF commanders during the inaugural session of Air Force Commanders’ Conference, in New Delhi. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria is also seen.

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Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria, center, inspects a guard of honor during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Former Indian cricketer and honorary Indian Air Force (IAF) officer Sachin Tendulkar, cente right, shakes hand with Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria gestures during a press conference at Akash Air Force Officers Mess in New Delhi.

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Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria addresses his first press conference as the new chief of the Indian Air Force, at Akash Air Force Officers Mess in New Delhi.

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Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria pays homage at the National War Memorial after taking over as the 26th Chief of Air Staff, in New Delhi.

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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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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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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a call on with Chief of the Air Staff-designate Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Vice Chief of the Air Staff, who will assume office on 30 Sep 2019, in New Delhi.

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