Indian Air Force

Air warfare branch of India's military

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. It was officially established on 8 October 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire which honoured India's aviation service during World War II with the prefix Royal. After India gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, the name Royal Indian Air Force was kept and served in the name of Dominion of India. With the government's transition to a Republic in 1950, the prefix Royal was removed.

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A few jawans, sailors and airmen for the first time will take part in one of the sessions of the top-level combined commanders’ conference (CCC) to be..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 4 days ago

Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 5 days ago

The Indian Air Force carried out a long-range precision strike against a practice target to mark the second anniversary of the Balakot Operations, sources said..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

"To mark the Golden Jubilee of 1971 War of Liberation, IAF chief RKS Bhadauria gifted a legacy Alouette III helicopter to the Bangladesh Air Force. Bangladesh..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

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