Norman Anil Kumar Browne
|Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne|
|Born||15 December 1951
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Service/branch||Indian Air Force|
|Rank||Air Chief Marshal|
Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne, also known as "Charlie" Browne, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) of the Indian Air Force (IAF)from 31 July 2011 to 31 Dec 2013. He was Vice Chief of the Air Staff until 31 July 2011 when he replaced outgoing Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik.Charlie Browne is being replaced by Air Marshal Arup Raha, an ace fighter pilot, whose probable tenure will be 3 yrs.
Air Chief Marshal Browne is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and also trained with the Royal Air Force, in the United Kingdom, on Jaguar aircraft before commanding a Jaguar Squadron. A graduate of Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, USA, he has held many appointments including Joint Director at Air War Strategy Cell at Air Headquarters, Chief Operations Officer and Air Officer Commanding of an Sukhoi Su-30 base, Air-I at Western Air Command and Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Intelligence) at Air Headquarters. Browne was commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF on June 24, 1972.
As a fighter pilot, he has logged over 3,100 hours flying Hunters, Jaguars, MiG 21s and Su-30MKIs, and has served as an instructor at the Tactics and Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) and Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington.
Before taking over as the Vice chief of the Air Staff in January 2011, he was the AOC-in-C of Western Air Command, IAF's most vital operational command. He became the twentieth CAS of the IAF.
Browne is married to Mrs Kiran Browne, and they have a son, Omar, a fighter pilot in the IAF; and a daughter Alisha, who is working with a multinational company.
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Pradeep Vasant Naik
|Chief of the Air Staff (India)
2011 - 2013
Nirmal Kumar Verma
|Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee
2011 - 2013
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