Vice Chief of the Air Staff (India)

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The Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) a PSO (Principal Staff Officer) at Air Headquarters at New Delhi, who is second in command of the Indian Air Force. He is responsible for operation and flying related tasks. He enjoys the equal status of Commander-in-Chief of an Indian Air Force Command. [1] As of June 2015, the post was held by Air Marshal BS Dhanoa.[2] He succeeded Air Marshal RK Sharma as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS), who had been retired from his duty after 40 years of service. As Vice Chief, Air Marshal Dhanoa will directly be in charge of IAF’s ongoing capability build-up and visualizing its future technology requirements.


Previous vice chiefs have included: