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Indian Air Force Operates?

Indian Air Force Operate?

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Every organisation, as we all know, has its own structure and management. It performs properly because it is spread among numerous departments or parts. The Indian Air Force, as the world’s fourth most powerful air force, has its own set of divisions. Let’s take a look at the Indian air force’s structure now.

Commands

To begin with, the Indian Air Force is split into five operational and two functional commands. An Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief with the rank of Air Marshal leads each of these commands. The following are the IAF commands:

Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh: Central Air Command

Shillong, Meghalaya, Eastern Air Command; Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Southern Air Command
Gandhinagar, Gujarat: South Western Air Command
New Delhi, Western Air Command
Bangalore, Karnataka is the training command.
Nagpur, Maharashtra is the maintenance command.

Stations

Each operational command now has nine to sixteen stations as well. Most crucially, an Air Commodore commands each of the installations. Furthermore, each station has one wing and one or two squadrons allocated to it.

Wings

It usually has two or three IAF squadrons and helicopter units, as well as forward base support groups. The IAF has around 47 wings, each of which is led by an Air Commodore.

Squadrons and units

A fighter squadron consists of 18 aircraft, and all fighter squadrons are led by a wing commander as the commanding officer. Apart from that, a group captain commands various transport squadrons and helicopter units.

Flights

Squadrons are divided into flights, each of which is led by a squadron leader. A flight is also commanded by an officer with the rank of group captain.

Sections

A section is the IAF’s smallest unit. Finally, each section is comprised of three aircraft and is led by a flight lieutenant.

So that was the Indian air force’s fundamental organisation.

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Jai Hind

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