Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Armed Forces arrives in Israel

Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne will meet with Chief of Staff, Commander of IAF, Minister of Defense to discuss cooperation between the two militaries

Date: 20/01/2013, 12:34 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

The Chief of the Air Staff and Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Indian Armed Forces, Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne, arrived in Israel yesterday (Saturday, January 19) for his first visit to the country in his current position. He will be hosted by Commander of the Israel Air Force Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel. Air Chief Marshal Browne previously served as India’s first Defense Attaché to Israel between 1997 to 2000, where he set up the defense wing in the Indian embassy.
 
Air Chief Marshal Browne will be received at Camp Rabin (Kirya) Base by an IDF (Zahal) honor guard consisting of soldiers from the ground, air and naval forces, to the sounds of the national anthems of Israel and the Republic of India.
 
During the course of his visit, Air Chief Marshal Browne will conduct meetings with Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, as well as with Commander of the IAF Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel. The meetings will focus on cooperation between the two nations’ militaries. Air Chief Marshal Browne will also meet with the Minister of Defense, Mr. Ehud Barak.
 
Air Chief Marshal Browne will visit IAF bases and squadrons, where he will be briefed on the operational procedures of the IAF. He will also visit the Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he will lay a wreath in memory of those who perished in the Holocaust.

Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Armed Forces arrives in Israel