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Indian Air Force Complete Details|SSB

Mentioned details related to the Indian Air Force will help the NDA & CDS aspirants during the SSB Interview. Students should learn all of them as these will be helpful in the exams.

S.NOAIRFORCE
1Founded8 OCTOBER 1932
2HeadquarterNew delhi
3MottoNabhah sprsam diptam,Touch
4AnniversryDay8 october
5.ChiefAir Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria,PVSM,AVSM,VM,ADC
Source-Wikipedia

OFFICERS RANK

Equivalent NATO codeAIRFORCE
OF-10Marshal of the Indian Air force
OF-9Air Chief Marshal
OF-8Air Marshal
OF-7Air Vice Marshal
OF-6Air commodore
OF-5Group Captain
OF-4Wing Commander
OF-3Squadron Leader
OF-2Flight Lieutenant
OF-1Flying Officer

OTHER RANKS

Master warrent officerWarrent officerJunior Warrent officerSergeantCorporalLeading AircraftsmanAircraftsman

BATTLE’S FOUGHT BY INDIA

1.INDO- PAKISTAN WAR 1947-1948( FIRST KASHMIR WAR)
2.INDO-CHINA WAR 1962
3.INDO-PAKISTAN WAR-1965
4.INDO-PAKISTANWAR-1971 (LIBERATION WAR)
5.KARGIL WAR-1999

INDIAN AIR FORCE

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.

NOTABLE COMMANDER:-

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”

P.V.C RECIPIENTS

Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon

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.

COMMANDS

S.NONameHeadquarters
1Central Air CommandAllahabad, Uttar Pradesh
2Eastern Air Command Shillong, Meghalaya
3Maintenance Command Nagpur, Maharashtra
4South Western Air Command Gandhinagar, Gujarat
5Southern Air Command Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
6Training Command Bangalore, Karnataka
7Western Air Command New Delhi
Source-Wikipedia

TRAINING CENTRE fOR OFFICERS

  • Air Force Administrative College – Coimbatore
  • Air Force Training Academy – Hakimpet, Hyderabad
  • Air Force Technical Training Centre – Bangalore and Chennai
  • Air Force Non-technical Training Centre – Belgaon

AIR OPERATIONS

FORMATIONS OF INDIAN AIR FORCE

Wings

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.

Stations

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 and units

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

Flights are sub-divisions of squadrons, commanded by a squadron leader. Each flight consists of two sections.

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:


Flying Branch:-
Flying

Technical Branch
Engineering

Ground Branch:-
Logistics
Administration
Accounts
Education
Medical
Dental
Meteorological

FLYING BRANCH

Fighter Aircrafts

AIRCRAFTORIGINTYPEVARIENTIN SERVICENOTES
Sukhoi Su-30RussiaMultiroleSu-30MKI272
MiG-29Soviet UnionMultiroleMiG-29UPG65
MiG-21Soviet UnionMultiroleBison54
HAL TejasIndiaMultiroleMK11723 MK 1 on order and 83 MK 1A planned
Dassault Mirage 2000FranceMultirole2000 H/I49Includes 7 trainer variant
Dassault RafaleFranceMultiroleEH/DH3Total 36 on order Includes 8 D/H Trainer variant
SEPECAT JaguarUK / FranceGround attackIM/IS106
SOURCE-WIKIPEDIA

Airborne early warning and control

AIRCRAFTORIGINTYPEVARIENTIN SERVICENOTES
EMB-145BrazilAEW&CNetra2Equipped with a DRDO-developed AEW&C system – 1 on order
Beriev A-50Soviet UnionAEW&CA-50EI3Equipped with the EL/W-2090 radar – 2 on order 

Reconnaissance

AIRCRAFTORIGINTYPEVARIENTIN SERVICE
Boeing 707United StatesReconnaissance1
Global 5000CanadaELINT2
Gulfstream G100Israel / USSurveillance1125 Astra2

Electronic Warfare

AIRCRAFTORIGINTYPEVARIENTIN SERVICE
Gulfstream IIIUnited StatesEW / ELINTSRA3
source-wikipedia

Aerial refueling

AIRCRAFTORIGINTYPEVARIENTIN SERVICENOTES
Ilyushin Il-78Soviet UnionAerial refuelingIl-78MKI6Equipped with Israeli fuel-transfer system
source-wikipedia

Transport

Boeing 737United StatesVIP transport737-7003
Boeing C-17United StatesStrategic airlifter11
Airbus C-295SpainTransportC-295W0Total 62 aircraft to be purchased. Price negotiations concluded.
Ilyushin Il-76Soviet UnionStrategic airlifterIl-76MD14
C-130J Super HerculesUnited StatesTactical airlifterC-130J-30[26]11Out of 12 units 1 crashed and 3 more planned
Antonov An-32UkraineTransportAn-32/32RE10446 are 32RE variant
Embraer Legacy 600BrazilVIP transport4
Dornier Do 228GermanyTransport228-201504 on order
Hawker Siddeley HS 748UKTransport57
Source- wikipedia

Helicopters

DETAILSORIGINTYPEVARIENTIN SERVICENOTES
Mil Mi-17RussiaUtility Mi-17-1V
Mi-17V-5
35
45
148
CH-47 ChinookUnited StatestransportCH-47F15
Mil Mi-26RussiaHeavy Lift0
HAL DhruvIndiaUtility9120 on order
HAL ChetakFrance / IndiaLiaison / Utility77License-built version of the Alouette III
HAL CheetahFrance / IndiaLiaison17License-built version of the SA315B Lama
Mil Mi-24RussiaAttackMi-3515
Boeing AH-64United StatesAttackAH-64E(I)17Total 22 on order
HAL RudraIndiaAttack8Total 16 on order
source-wikipedia

Trainer Aircraft

AIRCRAFTORIGINTYPEVARIENTIN SERVICE
MiG-21Soviet UnionConversion trainerU/UM39
SEPECAT JaguarUK / FranceConversion trainerIB26
Mirage 2000FranceConversion trainer2000 TH/TI7
BAE HawkUnited KingdomJet trainerHawk 132104
HAL KiranIndiaJet trainer78
Pilatus PC-7SwitzerlandBasic trainerMk II75
SOURCE -WIKIPEDIA

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