|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||24 Jun 1972||Course||108 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Dec 2013|
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|24 Dec 1990 - 15 Jun 1992||Wg Cdr||No.16 Squadron||Gorakhpur||CO|
|-||Gp Capt||Tactics and Combat Development Establishment||Jamnagar||DS|
|01 Apr 1997 - 01 Jul 2000||Gp Capt||Israel||Tel Aviv||Def Attache 1st|
|-||Air Cmde||AHQ||Delhi||JD (Air War Strategy)|
|-||Air Cmde||Western Air Command||Delhi||Air-1|
|01 Jan 2000 - 01 Jan 2003||Air Cmde||2 Wing||Lohegaon (Pune)||AOC|
|01 Mar 2007 - 31 May 2009||Air Mshl||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||DCAS|
|01 Jun 2009 - 31 Dec 2010||Air Mshl||Western Air Command||Delhi||AOC-in-C|
|01 Jan 2011 - 31 Jul 2011||Air Mshl||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||VCAS|
|31 Jul 2011 - 31 Dec 2013||Air Chf Mshl||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||CAS|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Norman Anil Kumar Browne||13129 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1994|
|Details :|| |
Wg Cdr Norman Anil Kumar Browne was commissioned on 24 Jun 72 and has been in command of a Squadron, equipped with the frontline Deep Penetration Strike Aircraft since Dec 90. Wg Cdr Browne is a graduate of Staff College in USA. He has over 3000 hours of accident-free flying.
Immediately after assuming command of the Squadron, he set about enhancing the operational preparedness and potential of the unit. Wg Cdr Browne's personal contribution in development of tactics has been very significant. Recommendations made by him and his team have been accepted by Air HQ and these form a part of the standard tactics for strike squadrons.
During a low level night strike mission in a Jaguar aircraft, he experienced serious controls malfunction followed by controls restriction in the rudders. As worthy professional, he remained cool and analyzed the emergency correctly. He nursed the stricken aircraft to a safe altitude. He had to fly the aircraft extremely close to the limits of the performance envelope. He displayed extraordinary qualities of airmanship in landing the crippled aircraft thus saving invaluable aircraft.
For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr NAK Browne.
|Unit : 16 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th March 1994. - No.20-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1994|
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Norman Anil Kumar Browne||13129 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2003||Announced 26 Jan 2003|
|Details :||Citation / Details Not Available|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Norman Anil Kumar Browne||13129 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2010||Announced 26 Jan 2010|
|Details :||AOC-in-C WC|
|Unit : WC|
|Remarks: WAC C-in-C Note added: 2009-06-02|