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Air Force in India

Indian Air Force was established in 1932. It has its headquarters at Delhi. The chief officer is Air Chief and is supported by Air Chief Marshal, Air Force Assistant Marshal, Air Officer In-charge (Administration), Air Officer In-charge (Personnel) and Air Officer In-charge (Maintenance). India had only 10 squadrons at the time of Independence in 1947 which has now increased to 50 as if now.

There are seven Commands which has 5 fighters and 2 supporters. Indian Air Force is the fourth largest air force in the world  with more than 1,500 active aircrafts and 1,50,000 personnel.

Designations


The posts held in descending order are:

  1. Air Chief Marshal
  2. Air Marshal
  3. Air Vice Marshal
  4. Air Commander
  5. Group Captain
  6. Wing Commander
  7. Squadron Leader
  8. Flight Lieutenant
  9. Flying Officer

Commands


Indian Air Force is divided into five major commands and 2 supporting commands. These commands and their headquarters are:

 Name      Headquarter
Western Command
New Delhi
Eastern Command      
Shilong
Central Command
Allahabad
South West Command     
Jodhpur
Southern Command     
Trivandrum


Supporting Commands


  Name   
 Headquarter
Training Command           
Bengaluru
Store CommandNagpur

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    sonia from ambala 550 Days ago

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