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Indian Air Force: Aerial service branch of the Indian Armed Forces
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks third 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 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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MiG-21 , The flying coffin of the Indian Air force | Know All About| Oneindia News *News [Video]

MiG-21 , The flying coffin of the Indian Air force | Know All About| Oneindia News *News

All you need to know about the MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian air force, also known as the flying coffin. #MiG-21 #IAF #MiGCrash

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IAF's MiG 21 'Bison' crashes in Barmer; 2 pilots killed | Oneindia News *news [Video]

IAF's MiG 21 'Bison' crashes in Barmer; 2 pilots killed | Oneindia News *news

Two pilots have lost their lives after a twin-seater MiG-21 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan’s Barmer district on Friday. Watch the video to know more. #IAF #Mig21..

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Amarnath Cloudbust: IAF deploys 8 helicopters for rescue and relief work | Oneindia News *News [Video]

Amarnath Cloudbust: IAF deploys 8 helicopters for rescue and relief work | Oneindia News *News

The Indian Air Force has deployed eight helicopters for the rescue and relief work after the cloudburst incident near the Amarnath cave shrine. #AmarnathCloudbust #IAF #AmarnathCave

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IAF rescues Israeli national from Zanskar area of Ladakh | Oneindia news *News [Video]

IAF rescues Israeli national from Zanskar area of Ladakh | Oneindia news *News

According to the officials an Israeli national was rescued from the Zanskar area of Ladakh by the Indian Air Force officials on Thursday. The rescued tourist has been identified as Pnina Kuperman and..

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Agniveer registration for Indian Air Force starts today, Know all the details | Oneindia News *news [Video]

Agniveer registration for Indian Air Force starts today, Know all the details | Oneindia News *news

Agniveer registration for Indian Air Force starts today. The selection process will be held in two phases and only those candidates who clear Phase 1 will be eligible to appear for Phase 2. Watch to..

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IAF release the recruitment details for the Agnipath scheme | Oneindia News *News [Video]

IAF release the recruitment details for the Agnipath scheme | Oneindia News *News

Even as the youth in several states have been staging a violent protest against the center’s Agnipath defense recruitment scheme, the Indian Air force on Sunday released details of the recruitment..

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The Chinese aircraft have been regularly flying close to the LAC in the last three to four weeks which is seen as an attempt to probe the Indian defence mechanism in the area. The Indian Air Force is..
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Monitoring PLA jets' provocation: IAF

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France has delivered all 36 Rafale jets to Indian Air Force: French envoy

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Army deploys soldiers with latest devices, IAF flies relentless sorties

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Amarnath cloudburst: IAF presses helicopters in relief efforts, 21 survivors rescued; 16 dead in disaster

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Chinese fighter jet flew 'very close' to LAC in Ladakh last month, IAF responded

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SBI's MoU with Indian Air Force renewed under DSP scheme

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Indian Air Force: Father-daughter duo create history, fly Hawk-132 aircraft in same formation

A father-daughter duo has created history in the Indian Air Force (IAF), when they flew in the same formation here recently, IAF said on Tuesday.
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