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Arup Raha to take over as IAF chief today

Eastern Air Command chief Air Marshal RK Sharma will succeed Raha as the vice chief of Air Staff.
Born on 26 December, 1954, 59-year-old Raha is expected to have a tenure of three years as the Chief of Air Staff.

Commissioned on 14 December, 1974 in the fighter stream of the IAF, Raha has held various command, staff and instructional appointments in his 39-year-old career. He has also served as Air Attache at the Embassy of India in Ukraine.

Besides various technical courses, Raha has done Strategic Nuclear Orientation Course and Junior Commanders’ course. He has commanded Central Air Command and Western Air Command.
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