AIR MARSHAL ARUP RAHA WILL BE THE NEXT AIR CHIEF
The Indian Government has decided to appoint Air Marshal Arup Raha, at present the Vice Chief of Air Staff, as the next Chief of the Air Staff after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne on December 31, 2013. Air Marshal Raha was commissioned into the IAF on December 14, 1974, in the Fighter Stream of the Flying Branch. He has served as Air Attaché at the Embassy of India in Ukraine. Besides various technical courses, Air Marshal Raha has done National Defence College, Staff College, Strategic Nuclear Orientation Course and Junior Commanders’ Course. He has commanded Central Air Command and Western Air Command. He is one of the Honorary ADCs to the Supreme Commander.