Air Marshal Arup Raha to be next Chief of Indian Air Force
Air Marshal Arup Raha who is presently the Vice Chief of Air Staff will be the next Chief of the Air Staff of Indian Air Force. He will assume the position after the retirement of the present Chief of the Air Staff NAK Browne on December 31, 2013. Air Marshal Arup Raha is presently the Vice Chief of Air Staff.
Raha, during a career spanning over nearly 39 years, has held various command, staff and instructional appointments. He has served as Air Attache at the Embassy of India, Ukraine. He has done National Defence College, Staff College, Strategic Nuclear Orientation Course and Junior Commanders’ Course.
He also has the experience of commanding Central Air Command and Western Air Command.