Today Our Prime Minister Mr. Modi met India’s former Chief of Air Staff and Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa. He wished him for his future endeavors after his retirement and praised him for his utmost determination, diligence, and professionalism. Birender Singh Dhanoa retired on 30th September 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared on his twitter account is meeting with him.
Birender Singh Dhanoa was the 31st Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. In June 1978, Birender Singh Dhanoa appointed the Indian Air Force fighter line. In his 41 years of tenure, he had been part of several primary operational and administrative appointments including Director Targeting Cell at Air Headquarters, Director Fighter Operations & War Planning at Headquarters Western Air Command, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Intelligence) at Air Headquarters, Senior Air Staff Officer of Eastern and Western Air Command and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of South Western Air Command (1 November – 31 May 2015). On December 17, 2016, the Indian government appointed Air Marshal Dhanoa as the Indian Air Force chief of staff.
Mr. Dhanoa endowed with several Indian prestigious awards such as the Param Vishisht Seva Medal in 2016, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2015, the Yudh Seva Medal in 1999, and the Vayu Sena Medal in 1999. Also, on August 1, 2015, he was credited as an Honorary ADC to the President of India.
After Mr. Dhanoa, Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria takes charge as Chief of Air Staff.