Dear Readers, We are sharing the Air Force Merit List 2021 PDF with you. We have also discussed about some interesting things about IAF. On 8 October 1932, the Indian Air Force came into existence and on 1st April 1954 Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee, one of the founding members of the Air Force took over as the first Indian Chief of Air Staff. Indian Air Force Day is also celebrated with different themes on October 8, every year . KK Majumdar, one of the legendary heroes of the Indian Air Force was rated one of the twelve best pilots of the Allied Air Forces. The Indian Air Force introduced over twenty new aircraft types: Jaguars and several variations of the MiG were among the aircraft introduced to replace the Dakotas and the Packets. It was only after the participation in World War II, that the Air Force in India came to be known as the Royal Indian Air Force.
Air Force Merit List 2021 PDF
Some interesting facts about the Indian Air Force (IAF)
- The motto of the Indian Air Force is ‘Nabham Sparsham Deeptham’, which is taken from Bhagavad Gita. literally means ‘Touch the Sky with Glory’.
- The Indian Air Force (IAF) is ranked the fourth largest operational air force in the world after US, China and Russia.
- The Indian Air Force employs over 1,400 aircraft and about 170,000 personnel.
- IAF has also been an important part of various operations such as Operation Poomalai, Operation Vijay, Operation Meghdoot and many more.
- IAF even works with the United Nations in peacekeeping missions.
- IAF has included a significant number of women fighter pilots, women navigators and women officers who provide their services to the Indian Air Force. Even the Rafale fleet of the IAF has a woman fighter pilot. It empowers and motivates the women at best possible level.
- Hindon Air Force station, situated in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, is the largest airbase in entire Asia. It is also the 8th largest in the world.
- IAF has always taken part in relief operations during natural calamities in the country, including the Gujarat cyclone (1998), the tsunami (2004) and floods in North India.
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