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December 21, 2011 by Shiv Aroor LIVEFIST
A week after the Indian Air Force lost its third Su-30 MKI, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne flew a one hour sortie in a Su-30 MKI at the Pune airbase today. Addressing the station, he said, "I wanted to be here to not only fly the Su-30 MKI but also to meet all of you and assure you that our Su-30 fleet is in good and capable hands. Our boys have been doing an excellent job and the momentum of building up the new SU-30 Squadrons needs to be maintained. Our people should remain our highest priority because it is then, that a cohesive team translates itself in to a success story."
The Air Chief was on a working visit to this base, which he had previously commanded as the Air Officer Commanding (AOC), from 2001 to 2003. During his visit he interacted with the Squadron pilots, engineers and all the station personnel and met the key appointments of the station.