Defend the Indian skies
Indian Air Force is now the fourth largest Air force in the world. It has forty five squadron strength and the most sophisticated fighter aircrafts such as Mirage 2000, Jaguar, MIG 27, MIG 29, MIG 23, MIG 25, and MIG 21. In addition there is the AV 32 and many smaller aircrafts and the huge IL 76 named Gajraj. The Indian Air Force is the youngest of the three armed forces of India which was formed in the year 1932.
Indian Air Force offers excellent career opportunities for the adventurous youngsters with the right aptitude. In this career the candidates can enjoy immense facilities, privileged lifestyle and the honor of serving our country. There are trained pilots and fly combat aircraft and helicopters. Others serve in technical areas like aeronautical engineering, computer engineering, and electronics engineering, administrative, planning and financial wings.
The Air Force people work in the midst of supersonic jets, superior technology and the best of the people. The Air Force provides the candidates with the most sophisticated and modern facilities and very good life with the best of everything. The Air Force has exciting opportunity for all levels of education.
There are two levels of joining the Air Force: as Officer or as Airman. Candidates, engineers and post graduates can join as Officer in the Air Force. They can be posted as Pilot, Navigator, Ground duty Officer or as Technical officer. Women have opportunities to join as Officers.
In the Airmen cadre, opportunities exist for persons who have passed 10th Standard and 10 + 2 in the technical and non-technical trades.
The National Defense Academy
Recruits of the Indian Air Force undergo rigorous training at the National Defense Academy. The National Defense Academy is situated in Khadakwasla near Pune. It is situated amidst jungles and mountains and is spread over 2000 acres. It has Olympic style swimming pools, an 18-hole Golf course, tennis and squash courts, a polo ground and s sports stadium and much more. It has a 87 bed military hospital and stable of 160 horses. Every six months 300 cadets join the academy to be trained for the three different armed forces. Horse riding, swimming, physical training and drill are compulsory for the cadets. They are also taught Hindi, English and Computers. They attend academic classes, indoor training, sports and services training. They come out after 4 years of intensive training.
Candidates passing out of this academy are one of the best in the world.
The first Indian astronaut Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is an alumnus of this academy.