Visit of Chief of the Indian Air Force Staff to France, 22-25 May 2012
Air Chief Marshal Jean-Paul Paloméros, Chief of the French Air Force Staff, received his Indian counterpart, Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne at Paris Air Force Station 117 and Headquarters on Tuesday 22 May 2012 morning.
Military honours were extended to Air Chief Marshal Browne by a unit of this Paris airbase as the national anthems of both countries were played by the Air Force band. Thereafter, Air Chief Marshal Paloméros held discussions with Air Chief Marshal Browne, followed by a presentation on the organisation of the Air Force.
In the afternoon, the Indian Air Chief also met Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, Hon’ble French Minister of Defence, and the Chairman of the French Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Admiral Édouard Guillaud
During his official visit till Friday 25 May, Air Chief Marshal Browne will also visit the operational facilities of the Saint-Dizier 113, Cognac 709 and Istres 125 air force stations.
This visit marks the continuity of a rich bilateral cooperation strengthened by ties of friendship between the respective Air Forces of the two countries. It may be recalled that Air Chief Marshal Paloméros twice visited India in 2011 : in February during the international air show “Aeroindia”, then from 19 to 22 September on an official visit.
Source : Ministry of Defence website