Arup Raha

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC is the 21st and current Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force.


On the occasion of International Women's Day on 8 March 2016, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha announced that the nation will see its first batch of female fighter pilots on June 18, 2016. He said that three women have so far volunteered to join the fighter stream and are under the second phase of their training.

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