Indian Air Force says :
“We want you… to share this glory. If you are between 16 ½ to 28 Years of age and have a thirst to serve the nation in its noble cause, your search for a rewarding career ends here. We can make a Fighter – Transport – Helicopter Pilot
- An Engineer
- An Administrator
- A Fighter / Air Traffic Controller,
- A Financial Wizard
- A Materials Manager
- A trainer- Cum – Instructor
- An expert in Atmospheric Science
- Flying Branch : Pilots, Navigators, Flight Engineers
- Technical Branch : Aeronautical Engineers
- Ground Duty Branch : Administrative and Logistic Branch, Education Branch, Meteorological branch, Accounts Branch
- Medical Branch
Provided you fulfill the laid down conditions and succeed in a unique test All this at our costs.”
Added to this is the IAF career graph, pat perks and privileges which you will enjoy as a commissioned officer which cannot be matched by any other organisation. Moreover, the char of wearing the uniform, leading a disciplined life and status equivalent to the best Class I Civil Service. Become an ” Air warrior” ready face the challenges in order to convert IAF Air Power into Aerospace Power.
Indian Air Force History :
The IAF was born as a tiny Flight on the historic day of 01 April , 1932 at Drigh Road, Karachi as RIAF. The Indian Air Force came into being with the Indian Air Force Act of the British Parliament with effect from 08 October, 1932. On 1 April 1954, Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee OBE took over as the Commander-in-chief and the first Indian Chief of the Air Staff.
The First Jet aircraft inducted into the air force was vampire F MK-3. Some of the earlier aircrafts used by IAF are Dakotas- Toofani – Fairchild C11g Packet- Mysteres Hunter – Gnats – Canberras – IL 14 Bb Mi- 4 helicopters – Mi 17, Mi 26- Chetak Or Cheetah. Mi-35
AN 12 Bs. Fighters / Interceptors : Mig-21 – Mig 23, Mig -25, Mig 29- Sukhoi SU-7 BM – Mirrage 2000 – Sukhoi- 30 – Jaguar ( Mig 25 Now grounded used for reconnaissance flight) ,Transports A/c : IL-76 -An- 32- Dornier.
Branches in the Indian Air Force (IAF) :