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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.

Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flew a Tejas single-seater light combat aircraft during his visit to IAF and other aircraft manufacturing establishments in Bengaluru yesterday. Bhadauria  who was extensively involved in the flights of the LCA Tejas’ initial prototypes and has over 4,250 hours of 26 different fighter and transport aircraft.

Bhadauria is also an Experimental Test Pilot, a Cat ‘A’ Qualified Flying Instructor and a Pilot Attack Instructor who was commanding the Flight Test Squadron at Aircraft & System Testing Establishment, and being the Chief Test Pilot and Project Director of National Flight Test Centre on Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project.

Bhadauria was commissioned into the IAF’s fighter stream in June 1980.

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