Air Commodore R Radhish has taken over the charge of AOC,Indian Air Force Station, Kalaikunda from Air Commodore DK Vashisht who has proceeded to College of Defence Management on posting. Air Force Station Kalaikunda is a premier fighter Air Base of the IAF under the Eastern Air Command, responsible for the protection of the vital areas and vital points in state of West Bengal and surrounding areas. Air Commodore R Radhish Air Cmde Radhish is a fighter pilot who was commissioned in June 1985 after passing out from the Air Force Academy and has flown over 2500 hours. He has flown Ajeets, Mig-23s and Mig-27s. Air Cmde Radhish is a fighter pilot par excellence who has also been a flying instructor and an examiner on various types of fighter aircraft. He has earlier commanded a fighter squadron in Gujrat and a crucial radar Station in Jharkhand. Air Cmde Radhish has done his post graduation from joint services command and Staff College in United Kingdom. He was also an instructor in military studies at the Defence Services Staff College at Wellington, Tamil Nadu. For his meritorious service so far he has been awarded the Vayu Sena Medal (2006).