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 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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Flying officer Mawya Sudan, who hails from Lamberi village in Rajouri district of J&K, has become the 12th woman to be commissioned into the fighter stream of..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 day ago

Hangars, shelters, maintenance facilities and infrastructure for the Rafales have come up at both Ambala and Hasimara airbases. The Hasimara airbase, close to..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 day ago

IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria on Saturday said the induction of 36 Rafale aircraft into the Indian Air Force would take place by 2022. The IAF is absolutely on target..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 3 days ago

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