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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 the 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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Watch: Indian Air Force develops Mi-17 helicopters for tackling locusts attack [Video]

Watch: Indian Air Force develops Mi-17 helicopters for tackling locusts attack

The Indian Air Force has successfully designed and developed an Airborne Locust Control System on Mi-17 helicopters for tackling the locusts attack. The machine developed by the Air Force can help in..

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Watch: IAF chopper makes precautionary landing in Sonipat

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Cheetah helicopter made precautionary landing at KGP highway in Sonepat district of Haryana on June 26. According to Government of India's statement, "The actions taken by the..

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