NAK Browne

  • Air Marshal Arup Raha takes over as IAF Chief 31-12-2013 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Air Marshal Arup Raha, an ace fighter pilot, on Tuesday took over as the India Air Force (IAF) chief succeeding incumbent Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne. Eastern Air Command chief Air Marshal RK Sharma succeeded Raha as the Vice Chief of Air Staff. Born on December 26, 1954,...
  • General Bikram Singh takes over as new CoSC 31-12-2013 10:20 AM

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday took over as the new Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) to succeed Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, who is superannuating on December 31, 2013. The baton of the CoSC was handed over to General Singh by...
  • IAF has unprecedented response power with C-130J, Mi-17s: Browne 30-12-2013 11:50 PM

    New Delhi: Outgoing Air chief NAK Browne on Monday said that the acquisition of assets such as the C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft and Mi-17 V5 helicopters had given "unprecedented response" capabilities to IAF. "The streamlined induction and speedy operationalisation of our new assets like Mi-17 V5, C-130J, Pilatus PC-7...
  • India rolls out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas 20-12-2013 10:03 AM

    Bangalore: India has rolled out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas in Bangalore on Friday. Defence Minister AK Antony, MoS Defence Jitendra Singh and Air Force chief NAK Browne attended the event. The launch comes after the ambitious project started nearly 20 years ago. The first batch of the...
  • MiG-21 FL flies into history today after serving the IAF for 50 years 11-12-2013 09:11 AM

    New Delhi: India's first supersonic jet fighter the MiG-21 FL will be decommissioned after 50 years of service on Wednesday. The aircraft had played a crucial role in the 1971 war with Pakistan. Retiring the FL model, which is the oldest, is the first step to the Air Force's plan...
  • MiG-21 fighter jets to fly into history 07-12-2013 08:36 PM

    New Delhi/Kolkata: One of the first variants of the MiG 21 combat aircraft, which dealt severe blows to Pakistan Air Force in the 1971 war, will fly into the annals of history on Wednesday. The aircraft will undertake its last ceremonial flight at a phasing out ceremony at the air...
  • Air Force launches 3G network for staff, calls it AFCEL 26-10-2013 12:03 AM

    he Indian Air Force on Friday launched a 3G network for its staff, becoming the first among the forces to have a 3G network. The network, named AFCEL (Air Force Cellular), will provide a secure 3G network for communication to air force staff. "We are taking a quantum leap forward...
  • IAF donates Rs 8.3 crore in PM's relief fund for rehabilitation of Uttarakhand flood victims 09-10-2013 03:15 PM

    After having rescued over 23,000 people in disaster-hit Uttarakhand, the Indian Air Force has now contributed for their rehabilitation by donating Rs 8.33 crore in the Prime Minister's relief fund. The amount was collected by IAF through donation of a day's salary by its over 1.7 lakh officers and men...
  • Conscious of threats to assets, says IAF chief 08-10-2013 05:31 PM

    Indian Air Force chief NAK Browne on Tuesday said the service was conscious of the threat to its assets from terrorists and necessary steps have been taken for their protection. "It is a very valid concern. These kinds of things have happened in our neighbourhood (Pakistan) and in last two...
  • IAF seeks early decision on VVIP choppers 04-10-2013 05:44 PM

    IAF is pushing for an early decision on VVIP choppers as it has told the government that the Mi-8 helicopters being used to ferry dignitaries would be phased out from next year. "There is a CBI case (in the chopper scam) going on here and Italian investigations are happening in...
  • IAF questions HAL's plan to develop a new basic trainer 01-08-2013 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is up in arms over the Hindustan Aeronautics plan to develop a basic trainer. This is not the first time when the IAF and Hindustan Aeronautics are locking horns. Earlier they had tiff over quality issues leading to MiG-21 crashes. However, this time it...
  • IAF against HAL proposal to develop a new basic trainer 31-07-2013 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is up in arms over the Hindustan Aeronautics plan to develop a basic trainer. Air Chief Marshall NAK Browne has written to the Defence Minister AK Antony on the issue. He has warned that the IAF has the basic trainer in Swiss Pilatus, 75...
  • India gets its second Boeing Globemaster transport plane 23-07-2013 12:46 PM

    Washington: Indian Air Force (IAF) has taken delivery of its second military transport aircraft C-17 Globemaster III, a month after India's first C-17 arrived in the country and immediately began supporting IAF operations. The Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, took delivery of the second IAF C-17...
  • Govt clears Army strike corps along China border 17-07-2013 10:19 PM

    New Delhi: Boosting Army's war fighting capabilities along the Line of Actual Control, Government on Wednesday given a go ahead to the creation of a corps including deployment of 50,000 additional troops along the China border at a cost of around Rs 65,000 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Security headed...
  • U'khand chopper crash: 20 dead, cockpit voice recorder recovered 26-06-2013 10:29 AM

    Dehradun: Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, who is at Gaurikund to pay respects to those who died in Tuesday's IAF rescue chopper crash in Uttarakhand, confirmed that 20 people have died in the Mi-17 V5 crash. "Our hearts go out with the families of the those who died yesterday in...
  • Live: 5 IAF, 9 NDRF, 6 ITBP men were on board the chopper that crashed 26-06-2013 10:17 AM

    Dehradun: 12:40 pm: Expressing shock on Tuesday's chopper crash, ITBP DIG Amit Prasad said, "It is a sad incident but our morale is still high even after some jawans lost their lives in the chopper crash." 12:16 pm: Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne has said that there were 5 IAF,...
  • Dehradun: 631 cadets graduate from IMA 08-06-2013 11:05 PM

    Dehradun: A total of 631 cadets passed out of the Indian Military Academy here on Saturday after completing the rigorous course to join the Indian Army as officers. Before being formally commissioned into the Army, the cadets walked in files at the famed Drill Square set against the historic Chetwode...
  • Air Chief Marshal Browne confirms MiG-21 phase out to begin in 2017 24-05-2013 10:47 AM

    New Delhi: After 50 years of service, the phaseout of the MiG-21 will begin in 2017 as confirmed by Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne. It is expected to be replaced by the Light Combat Aircraft (LAC) Tejas. IAF operates about 80 (four squadrons) of these Russian-origin planes in its fleet...
  • Antony discusses Chinese incursion with top security brass 30-04-2013 10:35 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday discussed ways of resolving the Chinese incursion issue with the top security brass of the country and emphasised that India will take every step to safeguard its interests there. Addressing the Unified Commanders' Conference, he said the current situation in Ladakh where...
  • Dhoni, Sachin not to fly Sukhoi at this point: IAF 09-10-2012 12:06 PM

    New Delhi: More than a year after Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not avail the offer to fly in its frontline Su-30MKI combat aircraft, the IAF on Tuesday suggested that they would not be able to fly in any of their fighter jets in near future as the...
  • Indian Air Force celebrates 80th anniversary 08-10-2012 04:34 PM

    Here are the images of celebrations to mark 80th anniversary of Indian Air Force. ...
  • IAF should've been offensive: Air Chief on 1962 Indo-China war 06-10-2012 11:15 AM

    On the 50th anniversary of India's defeat against China in the 1962 war, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne hinted that the outcome of the war would have been different had the Air Force been allowed to play a more offensive role. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Browne said, "You all know what...
  • IAF to procure 22 Apache helicopters from US: Browne 06-10-2012 04:41 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force on Friday said it is procuring 22 Apache attack helicopters from the US, which will give it the capability to strike down enemy choppers and UAVs. "Yes, Apache is final now," IAF Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said when asked if the IAF was...