PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU(DEFENCE WING)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
‘हर काम देश केनाम’
Air Marshal Radhakrishnan Radhish Assumes Command of IAF’S Training Command
Bengaluru, 01 Jan 2023
Air Marshal Radhakrishnan Radhish assumed command of the Indian Air Force’s Training Command on 01 January 2023. He succeeds Air Marshal Manavendra Singh, who proceeded on superannuation after 40 years of distinguished service.
The Air Marshal, who is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, was commissioned into the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force on 14 June 1985. The Air Officer has flying experience on various aircraft that include MiG 27 ML and MiG 23 MF. He is a Fighter Strike Leader and an Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner. He is also a graduate of the Joint Services Command & Staff College, UK and the Royal College of Defence Studies, UK.
During his illustrious career in the IAF, the Air Officer has held numerous important appointments that include command of a fighter squadron, as well as two frontline air bases in the Eastern Sector. He has been an instructor at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington & Commandant of the College of Air Warfare, Secunderabad. He has also held important portfolios like Principal Director Personnel (Officers), Air Defence Commander and Senior Air Staff Officer, the latter two at key operational Command Headquarters of the IAF.
In recognition of his distinguished service, the Air Marshal was awarded Vayu Sena Medal on 26 Jan 2006 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal on 26 Jan 2013.