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Arup Raha to take over as next IAF Chief

Aditi Nigam New Delhi | Updated on October 29, 2013 Published on October 29, 2013

The Government has decided to appoint Air Marshal Arup Raha, Vice-Chief of Air Staff, as the next Chief of Air Staff.

He will take over after Air Chief Marshal N.A.K Browne retires on December 31, 2013, a Defence Ministry release said here on Tuesday.

Air Marshal Raha was commissioned into the Indian Air Force on December 14, 1974 in the fighter stream of the Flying Branch.

During a career spanning over nearly 39 years, Raha has held various command, staff and instructional appointments and has served as Air Attache at the Embassy of India, Ukraine.

Besides various technical courses, 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 also one of the Honorary ADCs to the Supreme Commander, the release added.

Published on October 29, 2013
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