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Indian Air Force, one of the most advanced and the best in the Indian sub-continent is home to ambitious, courageous and fun loving people, who are sure to drive their career above the rest of the mass. This official web page of Indian Air Force informs regarding various career opportunities, description of training establishments, and an insight of the lifestyle at the Indian Air Force.

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Indian Air Force recruits Indian males and females in the flying, technical or the ground branches as Officers at various entry levels such as Intermediate (10+2), Graduation, Engineering and Post Graduation. As an officer one has to make strategies, plan missions and manage them to make them happen.

Indian males in the age group of 16 ½ to 19 years are eligible to join the National Defence Academy (NDA) in Officer cadre by appearing the examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The candidate should have completed 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics. The candidate should also have to satisfy certain stipulated medical and physical standards to be eligible for entry to NDA.

Various branches open to Indian male and female graduates in the officer cadre are Flying Branch, Technical Branch and Ground Duty Branches. Candidates are short listed after an initial selection procedure that comprises of four steps such as;

The Indian Air Force recruits engineers who are in their final or pre-final year of engineering to join the Technical Branch through University Entry Scheme. There are two schemes such as Direct Entry Scheme and Institute Membership. Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics & Mechanical) and Section A and B examination of the Associate Membership exam of the Institution of Engineers (India) in Electrical, Electronics or Telecommunication students are eligible for these two schemes respectively.

The Air Force offers recruitment in two branches, namely Technical and Ground Duty for Post Graduates as Aeronautical Engineers (Electronics) as Permanent or Short Service Commission.

Unmarried Indian males within the age group of 19 to 23 years who have completed graduation in any discipline with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or who have a bachelor degree in engineering are eligible for Flying Branch. Male candidates can make entry to the Flying Branch as permanent commission through Combined Defence Service examination (CDSE) conducted by UPSC or through National cadet Corps as a senior division ‘Certificate holder. However; both males and females are also eligible to apply for Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch for 14 years tenure without extension.

Unmarried Indian males and females between 18 to 28 years of age who have done their B. E., B. Tech in Electronics, Telecommunication, Electrical, Electrical Communication, Computer Science/Engineering etc. or Diploma in Electronics of Madras Institute of Technology or M Sc Degree in Physics (With Electronics) or MCA with Mathematics or Graduate Membership Examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) are eligible to apply for Technical Branches.
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For Ground Duty, candidates have a variety of choices such as Administrative Branch (Air Traffic Controller and Flight Controller), Accounts Branch, Education Branch, Logistics and Meteorological Branch. Both males and females between 20 to 25 years of age having a post graduation degree with minimum of 50% of marks in various disciplines such as Arts, Commerce, Science, Geography, management and MCA.

Indian Air Force recruits candidates in both Non-technical and technical trades to support various functions in the Air Force. The Airmen trade, both non-Technical and technical, are responsible for a variety of tasks that ranges from general office operations, handling sophisticated specialist vehicles to weather forecasting.

The Non-Technical Trade is grouped under three Combatant Groups such as Combatant Group ‘X, Combatant Group ‘Y’ and Combatant Group ‘Z’. The Combatant Group ‘X’ has Education Instructor trade. The Combatant Group ‘Y’ has several trades, which include Ground Training Instructor, Air Field Safety Operator, Telephonist / Radio / Telephone Operator, Indian Air Force Police, Clerk General Duties, Equipment Assistant, Clerk Pay Accounting, Medical Assistants, Mechanical Transport Drivers etc. under its heading. The musician trade comes under Combatant Group ‘Z’.
Airmen under the Technical Trade are grouped under the similar Combatant Groups such as Combatant Group ‘X’, Combatant Group ‘Y’ and Combatant Group ‘X’. Various technical trades under Group ‘X’ are Radio Fitter, Radar Fitter, Missile Fitter (E), Missile Fitter (L), Missile Fitter (M), Workshop Fitter (B), Workshop Fitter (C), Instrument Fitter Electrical Fitter, Airframe Fitter, Plant Maintenance Fitter (E), Plant Maintenance Fitter (M), Engine Fitter Weapon Fitter and Radio Fitter. Combatant Group ‘Y’ has the trades; Photo Technician, Safety Equipment Worker, Machinist, Mechanical Transport Technician, Air Defence System Operator, Radio Technician and Meteorological Assistant.

Indian Air Force runs and manages six training establishments, where selected candidates undergo physical and academic training that makes them accustomed to the life in Indian Air force. The six training establishments, namely

  • National Defence Academy
  • Air Force Academy
  • Air Force Administrative College
  • Air Force Technical College
  • Flying Training Establishments
  • Training Institutes

All the training establishments are equipped with modern infrastructure and the best of the facilities that include clubs, swimming pools, squash courts etc. The trainees are entitled to a monthly stipend during the training period along with all their requirements food, lodging etc.

The National Defence Academy (NDA), situated at Khadakwasla, is a prestigious inter-services training establishment which trains cadets thoroughly before they are inducted in the defence services. The cadets have to pass six semesters along with their physical training. The cadets are trained to acquire the required standards needed for defence services and the overall personality development.

Air Force Academy (AFA), Situated 43 km from Hyderabad, at Dundigal is also an Air Force Base that supports various flying operations and a Flying Training Establishment (FTE). The Academy provides training in flying and ground subjects to flight cadets and officers of the Indian Navy and Army, the Coast Guards and officers from friendly foreign countries. AFA conducts several training programs such as Flying Training, Air Traffic Control Courses, Non-Technical Ground, Duty Branches and Joint Services Training.

The Air Force Administrative College (AFAC), the oldest training establishments of the Indian Air Force, located at Coimbatore conducts training programs for in-service officers of the Air Force, Navy, Army and officers of friendly foreign countries. The college also trains and supports officer trainees with the desired skills for their work in the Air Force, inculcating the service code of conduct. The college offers various courses that can be divided into two categories; In-Service Training Courses for Officers and Ab-Initio Training Courses for airmen in the Non-Technical Trades.

The Air Force Technical College (AFTC), located at Jalhalli, prepares young trainee officers to become Aeronautical Engineers in the Indian Air Force by providing them basic academic training designed to impart technical knowledge along with the service code of conduct. The trainees spend duration of 48 weeks before they take on the responsibilities of an officer in the Indian Air Force. The whole training is divided in to 4 phases such as Initiation, Acclimatization, Specialization and Becoming an Officer.

The Flying Training Establishments (FTE) of the Indian Air Force is established to train pilots for basic to more complex levels of flying. The five Flying Training Establishments are located at Dundigal (Air Force Academy), Bidar (Karnataka), Hakimpet (Secunderabad), Allahabad (Basic Flying Training School) and Yelahanka, Bangalore (Transport Training Wing). The entire course at the FTEs is divided in to two categories such as Flying Branch comprised of Pre Flying Training Course (PFTC), Basic Stage and Advanced Stage and Specialization that comprises of Fighter Aircraft and Transport Aircraft.
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The training of the Airmen is carried out at the Training Institutes (TIs) of the Indian Air Force where cadets get specialized training in the Technical or Non-Technical trades. The Indian Air Force has seven Training Institutes across the country namely;

  • Airmen Training School (ATS)
  • The Administrative Training Institute
  • The Electrical And Instrument Training Institute
  • Mechanical Training Institute
  • Workshop Training Institute
  • Mechanical Transport Training Institute
  • Communications Training Institute
  • Electronics Training Institute