NAK Browne

  • Air Marshal Arup Raha takes over as IAF Chief December 31, 2013

    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, the...
  • General Bikram Singh takes over as new CoSC December 31, 2013

    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 the...
  • IAF has unprecedented response power with C130J, Mi17s: Browne December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Outgoing Air chief NAK Browne on Monday said that the acquisition of assets such as the C130J Super Hercules transport aircraft and Mi17 V5 helicopters had given "unprecedented response" capabilities to IAF. "The streamlined induction and speedy operationalisation of our new assets like Mi17 V5, C130J, Pilatus PC7...
  • India rolls out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas December 20, 2013

    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 supersonic...
  • MiG21 FL flies into history today after serving the IAF for 50 years December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: India's first supersonic jet fighter the MiG21 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...
  • MiG21 fighter jets to fly into history December 7, 2013

    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 force...
  • Air Force launches 3G network for staff, calls it AFCEL October 26, 2013

    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 in our...
  • IAF donates Rs 8.3 crore in PM's relief fund for rehabilitation of Uttarakhand flood victims October 9, 2013

    After having rescued over 23,000 people in disasterhit 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 deployed...
  • Conscious of threats to assets, says IAF chief October 8, 2013

    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 years,...
  • IAF seeks early decision on VVIP choppers October 4, 2013

    IAF is pushing for an early decision on VVIP choppers as it has told the government that the Mi8 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 Milan....
  • IAF questions HAL's plan to develop a new basic trainer August 1, 2013

    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 MiG21 crashes. However, this time it is...
  • IAF against HAL proposal to develop a new basic trainer July 31, 2013

    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 July 23, 2013

    Washington: Indian Air Force (IAF) has taken delivery of its second military transport aircraft C17 Globemaster III, a month after India's first C17 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 C17 from...
  • Govt clears Army strike corps along China border July 18, 2013

    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 by...
  • U'khand chopper crash: 20 dead, cockpit voice recorder recovered June 26, 2013

    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 Mi17 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 June 26, 2013

    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, 9...
  • Dehradun: 631 cadets graduate from IMA June 8, 2013

    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 MiG21 phase out to begin in 2017 May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: After 50 years of service, the phaseout of the MiG21 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 Russianorigin planes in its fleet and...
  • Antony discusses Chinese incursion with top security brass April 30, 2013

    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...
  • IAF Chief defends crew, says they didn't abandon policemen February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel did not flee from Chattisgarh forests abandoning security personnel who had come under attack from Naxals, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne has told the Union Home Ministry. Browne has cautioned against creating divisions between security agencies in the war against Naxals. Browne was referring...
  • 'Apache choppers to support Army's operational plans' February 5, 2013

    Bangalore: New inductions in the IAF such as Apache attack helicopters will be in support of operational plans of the Army, which is raising a new Strike Corps along the borders with China in the northeastern sector, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said here on February 5. "Whatever inductions are taking...
  • Family of Indian soldier who was mutilated on fast January 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as the tension between India and Pakistan continues to escalate following the killing of Indian soldiers near the Line of Control (LoC), the family of one of the Indian martyrs has gone on protest demanding the remains of his body. Also, there has been no reply yet...
  • Budget cut will hit IAF modernisation: Air Chief January 7, 2013

    Phalodi (Rajasthan): The decision to curtail the Defence Budget by Rs 10,000 crore will affect Air Force modernisation projects and the issue will be taken up with the government, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said on Monday. Browne, who was on a visit to Phalodi Air Force Station near Jodhpur,...
  • IAF to deploy helicopter squadron near IndoPak border January 6, 2013

    Jodhpur: IAF Chief Air Marshal NAK Browne will inaugurate the mediumlift helicopter complex for the new squadron of its latest Mi17 V5 helicopters at Phalodi airbase near the IndoPak border here on January 7. This may be seen as Indian Air Force strengthening its presence along the Pakistan border by...
  • USmade Apache choppers will be for the IAF: Browne December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: 22 Apache helicopters, which are in process of being acquired from the US, will be for the IAF, Air Force chief NAK Browne said on Sunday. "The Apaches are going to be with us only as it is an ongoing acquisition process," Air Chief Marshal Browne told PTI in...
  • Dhoni, Sachin not to fly Sukhoi at this point: IAF October 9, 2012

    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 October 8, 2012

    Here are the images of celebrations to mark 80th anniversary of Indian Air Force. ...
  • IAF should've been offensive: Air Chief on 1962 IndoChina war October 6, 2012

    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 CNNIBN, Browne said, "You all know what happened...
  • IAF to procure 22 Apache helicopters from US: Browne October 6, 2012

    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...