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Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne

Service No 13129 Branch F(P)
Name : Norman Anil Kumar Browne Rank Air Chief Marshal
Date of Birth: 15 Dec 51
Date Commissioned 24 Jun 72 (108 Course) Service End Retired on 31 Dec 13
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

24 Dec 90 - 15 Jun 92Wg CdrNo.16 SquadronGorakhpur CO  
- Air Cmde2 WingLohegaon (Pune) AOC  
01 Mar 07 - 31 May 09AMAir Head QuartersDelhi DCAS  
01 Jun 09 - 31 Dec 10AMWestern Air CommandDelhi AOC-in-C  
01 Jan 11 - 31 Jul 11AMAir Head QuartersDelhi VCAS  
31 Jul 11 - 31 Dec 13ACMAir Head QuartersDelhi CAS 
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Awards and Decorations
Number of Awards: 3


Vayu Sena Medal
Wg Cdr Norman Anil Kumar Browne 13129 F(P) Award Date Announced 26 Jan 94No Image Available
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Norman Anil Kumar Browne 13129 F(P) Award Date 26 Jan 03 Announced 26 Jan 03No Image Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne 13129 F(P) Award Date 26 Jan 10 Announced 26 Jan 10
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Additional Notes

Remarks: WAC C-in-C Note added: 2009-06-02
Air Marshal NAK Browne AVSM VM assumed the charge of Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, the largest and the senior most operational command of the Indian Air Force today.

Commissioned into the fighter stream of Indian Air Force on 24 Jun 1972, he has varied operational experience and has flown aircraft that include Hunter, all variants of MiG-21s, Jaguar and SU-30MKI. An alumnus of 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 Attaché till July 2000.

On 05 March 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.

Air Marshal Browne is a recipient of Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) and Vayu Sena Medal (VM).