With just two days to go before the expected announcement on the new Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, the four-way race for Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi’s successor is wide open – unlike as has happened in the past.
In previous years, the successor has been announced two months before the incumbent’s term ends. Tyagi steps down March 31, which means the successor should be announced Wednesday. This time, however, the announcement could be delayed till the very last minute because of a piquant situation that has arisen on the issue.