CAREER IN INDIAN AIR FORCE - JOBS IN INDIAN AIR FORCE (IAF) || CAREER AS AN AIRFORCE OFFICER || CAREER IN AIRFORCE AS AN AIRMEN
INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN AIRFORCEThe Indian Air Force was officially established on 8 October 1932.Its first ac flight came into being on 01 Apr 1933. It possessed a strength of six RAF-trained officers and 19 Havai Sepoys (literally, air soldiers). The aircraft inventory comprised of four Westland Wapiti IIA army co-operation biplanes at Drigh Road as the "A" Flight nucleus of the planned No.1 (Army Co- operation) Squadron.
Cutting its teeth
Four-and-a-half years later, "A" Flight was in action for the first time from Miranshah, in North Waziristan, to support Indian Army operations against insurgent Bhittani tribesmen. Meanwhile, in April 1936, a "B" Flight had also been formed on the vintage Wapiti. But, it was not until June 1938 that a "C" Flight was raised to bring No. 1 Squadron ostensibly to full strength, and this remained the sole IAF formation when World War II began, although personnel strength had by now risen to 16 officers and 662 men.
IAF's 21st birthday
President Dr Rajendra Prasad presented the President's colours to the Indian Air Force on the occasion of its 21st birthday in New Delhi on April 1, 1954. About 1,500 officers and airmen, representing every IAF unit in India, were drawn up for the colours presentation parade in front of about a hundred aircraft of various types, including Jet Vampires and Ouragans (Toofanis) and the latest acquisition, the Helicopter. Among those who watched the presentation, which was made in recognition of the meritorious services rendered by the IAF to the country in war and peace, were Prime Minister Nehru and Cabinet Ministers, Diplomats, Members of Parliament, Service Chiefs and the families of Service Personnel. The Indian Air Force is the second service to be presented the President's colours. The Indian Navy received them in 1952.
First Indian C-in-C
On the eve of relinquishing command of the Indian Air Force, Air Marshal G. E. Gibbs in his Order of the Day' says: 'On December 10, 1951, I took over command of the Indian Air Force and at midnight on March 31st the command will pass from me to Air Marshal Mukherjee. April 1, 1954, will be a great day for the IAF, when the first Indian C-in-C, an officer of such very fine qualities, takes over.
Adapted from The Hindu dated 02 Apr 1954.
CAREER IN INDIAN FORCE - TYPES OF JOBS IN INDIAN AIRFORCEIAF has Two types of Jobs. One is in Officer Cadre and Second is as an Airman.
1.CAREER AS AN AIR FORCE OFFICERAn officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority. To be able to lead and control, requires the ability to motivate yourself, inspire others and make tough decisions efficiently. When you join to become an Air Force Officer, we’ll help you develop your leadership and management skills, preparing you fully to take on the challenge of leading in real life situations. Lessons in team work, developing communication skills and confidence, honing strategic and dynamic thinking and preparing you to face pressures with ease are grilled into an Officer during his training. The Air Force teaches you all, not only making men and women of young boys and girls but making them leaders in life. An officer’s strength of character and strong moral compass make him/her stand out from the crowd at all times.
As an Officer in the Indian Air Force, you will inherit a glorious heritage and timeless traditions of the IAF, blended perfectly with the latest technology.
As an officer in the Indian Air Force you will strategise, lead and manage. Depending on your qualifications, you could join one of the various branches in the IAF. Broadly the Air Force has three branches with further sub-streams :
(a) Flying Branch
(b) Technical Branch
(c) Ground Duty Branch
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2.CARRER AS AN AIRMANAirman's are selected through Central Airman Selection Board.The role of CASB is to carry out selection and enrolment through 14 Airmen Selection Centes, spread all over India. These centres are under the direct functional control of CASB with Admin control and support by respective Air Commands.
ADDRESS AND CONTACT DETAILS
Address, Contact number and E-mail of Central Airmen Selection Board is as follows:
CENTRAL AIRMEN SELECTION BOARD
AIR FORCE STATION NARAINA,
BRAR SQUARE, DELHI CANTT
NEW DELHI -110010
TELE - 011- 25694209
E - mail - firstname.lastname@example.org