Ministry of Defence13-May, 2009 18:48 IST
IAF announces new appointments today

AIR MARSHAL PK BARBORA NEW VICE CHIEF
Air Marshal PK Barbora, presently Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command has been appointed the new Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS). He will assume charge as the VCAS from June 1, 2009.

Air Marshal NAK Browne, presently Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (DCAS) at Air Headquarters will take over as the new Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command from June 1, 2009.

In other major appointments that also come into effect from June 1, 2009, Air Marshal NV Tyagi, presently Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO), South Western Air Command (SWAC) replaces Air Marshal Browne as the new DCAS.

Air Marshal DC Kumaria, Director General Air (Operations) at Air Headquarters replaces Air Marshal Tyagi as the new SASO at SWAC in Gandhinagar. Air Vice Marshal AK Gogoi on promotion will take over as the new Director General Air (Operations) at Air Headquarters in his place.

TKS/PJ/-
(Release ID :48692)