Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria took over as 26th Chief of the Indian Air Force on Monday.
He was commissioned into the fighter stream of IAF in Jun 1980.
Earlier, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, laid the wreath at National War Memorial.
He retired on Monday after 41 years of glorious service to the Nation. He was commissioned in June 1978 as a fighter pilot and has led the IAF from front.