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Air Marshal Ashutosh Dixit takes over as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff

Published on May 19, 2023
Current Context: Air Marshal Ashutosh Dixit is an officer of the Indian Air Force who has recently taken over as the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff. He is the 47th officer to hold this position and he succeeded Air Marshal Narmdeshwar Tiwari. As the deputy chief, he will be looking after new procurements and also the acquisitions to be made for the service under the emergency powers.
Air Marshal Ashutosh Dixit takes over as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff
  • He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Pune and he was commissioned as a fighter pilot in 1986. He has flown various fighter aircraft, including the Mirage 2000, MiG-21 and MiG-295.
  • He has also served as India’s Defense Attaché to France. He has participated in Operation Rakshak and Operation Safed Sagar during the Kargil War.
  • He has been awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Vayu Sena Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal for his service.
  •  He was previously serving as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Air Command before taking over as the deputy chief.


Q.1 Who is the current Deputy Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force?
a. Air Marshal Ashutosh Dixit
b. Air Marshal Narmdeshwar Tiwari
c. Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
d. Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari

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