Indian Airforce Information is very important for an aspirant preparing for defence services so, Mentioned details will help the NDA & CDS aspirants during the SSB Interview. Students should learn all of them as these will be helpful in the exams..
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the air forces of the world.Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during armed conflict.
|Founded||8 OCTOBER 1932|
|Motto||Nabhah sprsam diptam,Touch|
|Chief Air Chief Marshal||RKS|
|Marshal of the Indian Air Force||Air Chief Marshal||Air Marshal||Air Vice Marshal||Air Commodore||Group Captain||Wing Commander||Squadron Leader||Flight Lieutenant||Flying Officer|
War time rank
|Held by the|
Chief of the Air Staff
|No equivalent||No equivalent|
|Master Warrant Officer||Warrant Officer||Junior Warrant Officer||Sergeant||Corporal||Leading Aircraftsman||Aircraftsman|
1.INDO- PAKISTAN WAR 1947-1948( FIRST KASHMIR WAR)
2.INDO-CHINA WAR 1962
4.INDO-PAKISTANWAR-1971 (LIBERATION WAR)
1.Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh,DFC
The first and only Officer to be promoted to the five star rank of Marshal of the Indian Air Force.
2.Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee,OBE
the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Air Force.He has been called the “Father of the Indian Air Force”
Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon, PVC (17 July 1943 – 14 December 1971) was an officer of the Indian Air Force. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest military decoration during war time, in recognition of his lone defence of Srinagar Air Base against a PAF air raid during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. He is the only member of the Indian Air Force to be honoured with the PVC.
|Central Air Command||Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh|
|Eastern Air Command||Shillong, Meghalaya|
|Maintenance Command||Nagpur, Maharashtra|
|South Western Air Command||Gandhinagar, Gujarat|
|Southern Air Command||Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala|
|Training Command||Bangalore, Karnataka|
|Western Air Command||New Delhi|
A wing is a formation intermediate between a command and a squadron. It generally consists of two or three IAF squadrons and helicopter units, along with forward base support units (FBSU). FBSUs do not have or host any squadrons or helicopter units but act as transit airbases for routine operations. In times of war, they can become fully fledged air bases playing host to various squadrons. In all, about 47 wings and 19 FBSUs make up the IAF.Wings are typically commanded by an air commodore.
Within each operational command are anywhere from nine to sixteen bases or stations. Smaller than wings, but similarly organized, stations are static units commanded by a group captain.A station typically has one wing and one or two squadrons assigned to it.
Squadrons are the field units and formations attached to static locations. Thus, a flying squadron or unit is a sub-unit of an air force station which carries out the primary task of the IAF. A fighter squadron consists of 18 aircraft; all fighter squadrons are headed by a commanding officer with the rank of wing commander. Some transport squadrons and helicopter units are headed by a commanding officer with the rank of group captain.
Flights are sub-divisions of squadrons, commanded by a squadron leader. Each flight consists of two sections.
The smallest unit is the section, led by a flight lieutenant. Each section consists of three aircraft.Within this formation structure, IAF has several service branches for day-to-day operations. They are:
|Mikoyan MiG-21||Soviet Union||Interceptor||Bison||54|
|SEPECAT Jaguar||United Kingdom||Ground attack||IM/IS||118|
|Mikoyan MiG-29||Russia||Multirole||MiG-29UPG||65||21 on order|
|Mirage 2000||France||Multirole||2000 H/I||57||Including 8 trainer variants|
|Sukhoi Su-30||Russia||Multirole||Su-30MKI||272||12 on order|
|HAL Tejas||India||Multirole||Mk.1||17||23 on order|
|Dassault Rafale||France||Multirole||EH/DH||1||35 on order|
|Embraer EMB-145||Brazil||AEW&C||2||Equipped with a DRDO-developed AEW&C system – 1 on order|
|Beriev A-50||Soviet Union||AEW&C||A-50EI||3||Equipped with the EL/W-2090 radar – 2 on order|
|Boeing 707||United States||Surveillance||1|
|Global 5000||United States||ELINT||2|
|Gulfstream G100||Israel||Surveillance||1125 Astra||2|
|Gulfstream III||United States||EW / ELINT||SRA||3|
|Ilyushin Il-78||Soviet Union||Aerial refueling||Il-78MKI||6||Equipped with Israeli fuel-transfer system|
|Boeing C-17||United States||Strategic airlift||–||11||–|
|Ilyushin Il-76||Soviet Union||Strategic airlift||Il-76MD||14||–|
|Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules||United States||Tactical airlift||C-130J-30||11||–|
|Antonov An-32||Ukraine||Transport||An-32/32RE||104||42 are 32RE variant|
|Hawker Siddeley HS 748||United Kingdom||Transport||57|
|Dornier Do 228||Germany||Transport||228–201||50||4 on order|
|Boeing 737||United States||VIP transport||737-700||3|
|Embraer Legacy 600||Brazil||VIP transport||4|
|Boeing AH-64||United States||Attack||AH-64E||22|
|HAL Dhruv||India||Utility||91||20 on order – eight are Rudra variants|
|HAL Chetak||France||Liaison||77||License-built version of the Alouette III|
|HAL Cheetah||India||Utility||17||License-built version of the SA315B LamaL|
|Boeing CH-47 Chinook||United States||Transport||CH-47F||15|
|Pilatus PC-7||Switzerland||Basic trainer||Mk II||75|
|BAE Hawk||United Kingdom||Advanced jet trainer||Hawk 132||104|
|SEPECAT Jaguar||UK / France||Conversion trainer||IB||30|
|Mikoyan MiG-21||Soviet Union||Conversion trainer||U/UM||39|
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