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Air Marshal Nak Browne took charge as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command on June 1, 2009. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, he is a fighter combat leader, who has also served an instructor at the Tactics and Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) and Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington. He has trained with the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom on Jaguar aircraft and commanded a Jaguar Squadron subsequently. A graduate of Air Command and Staff College USA, he has held many appointments that include Joint Director at Air War Strategy Cell at Air Headquarters, Chief Operations Officer and Air Officer Commanding of the SU-30 Base, Air-I at Western Air Command and Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Intelligence) at Air Headquarters. He was also responsible for establishing the Indian Defence Wing in Tel Aviv, Israel in April 1997 where he served as the Defence Attachi till July 2000. On March 5, 2007, the Air Officer was promoted to the rank of Air Marshal and was appointed the Deputy Chief of Air Staff responsible for IAF's major modernization programmes

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Defence Minister presents cash reward to Vijay Kumar
Vijay Kumar won the silver medal at London Olympics

Financial powers of Service Headquarters hiked three-fold to hasten procurements
To accelerate the process of procurement for the Armed Forces, Defence Minister AK Antony today gave his 'in principle' approval to a three-fold hike in the delegation of financial powers to Service Headquarters - from the current Rs.50 crores to Rs.150 crores.

IAF targets 42 aircraft squadrons in next five-year plan
The Indian Air Force has expressed to achieve the target of 42 aircraft squadron over the next five-year plan as against the current inventory of 34.

Maiden flight of Naval Light Combat Aircraft carried out
The maiden flight of the Naval variant of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was carried out successfully at the HAL Airport here on Friday.

IAF poised for strategic transformation, says Air chief Browne
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, said here today that the Indian Air Force (IAF) was poised for a strategic transformation and asked the Air Force Commanders to focus on maintaining high operational readiness.

Army chief meets Antony, discusses pending procurement projects
Chief of Army Staff General V.K. Singh met Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday and reportedly discussed procurement projects for the army.

IAF Chief feels that India can face any challenge
The Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said here today at the annual wreath laying ceremony at Shaheed Smarak that given the committed resolve of the people in uniform India can face any challenge.

Air Chief looks forward to participation of NCC cadets in IAF
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, on Tuesday said that he looks forward to the participation of the NCC cadets in the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Air Chief reviews operational installations at Jodhpur Airbase
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, reviewed all the operational installations and new inductions at the Jodhpur Airbase on Tuesday.

Air Force fully capable of meeting all challenges: Browne
Asserting that operationalisation of the newly inducted systems, speedy development of operational infrastructure and integration of new capabilities in the overall operational employment matrix would require undivided attention and commitment, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, today said that the air warriors are fully capable of meeting these new challenges.

Air Chief inaugurates IAF's 'Inspired Leadership' seminar
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, on Monday inaugurated 'Inspired Leadership'-a seminar on leadership being conducted at Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park by the Directorate of Training, AOP Branch, Air Headquarters.

Air Chief visits Eastern Air Command, stresses on importance of operations in North East
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, on Monday stressed upon the importance of operations, infrastructure development in the North East Region with an aim towards increasing accessibility to the North East, induction of new equipment alongside maintenance of and use of old equipment, aviation and maintenance safety and most importantly the welfare of the air warriors.

IAF is witnessing an unprecedented phase of modernization, says Air Chief
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, on Wednesday the Indian Air Force (IAF) is witnessing an unprecedented phase of modernization and capability enhancement and can effectively respond to any attempts at undermining India's National Security.

Air Marshal Browne takes over as Air Force chief
Air Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne on Sunday took over as the new Indian Air Force (IAF) chief from Air Chief Marshal PV Naik.

Air Marshal Browne to be next Air Force chief
The Vice Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal NAK Browne, will be the next Chief of Air Staff on the retirement of Air Chief Marshal PV Naik on July 31.

Air Marshal N. A. K. Browne takes over as new Indian Air Force vice-chief
Air Marshal N. A. K. Browne took over as the new vice chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF) here on Saturday.

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