Some mind blowing facts about our warriors of skies -Indian Air force.It is one of the strongest air force of the world
Mind Blowing facts about our Indian Air Force
1)It was formed in 1932 as auxiliary Air Force for British Empire.
2)It is ranked as 4th best operational Air Force in the World.
3)Indian Air force High adaptation ability has been proven in Kargil war where the enemies positionedthemselves at a level of 14000 ft to 18000 ft.
4)The support to ground forces were led by IAF in Kargil were, named as “Safed Sagar”
5)HAL, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, currently the largest aerospace company in Asia,with an annual turnover over than 2 Billion US dollars.
6)Hal made the first ever Military Aircraft made in South Asia and also manufactured HF 24 Marut first fighter bomber made in India.
7)IAF has a special force called “Garud Commando Force”, formed in 2004 .
8)The Counter Insurgency and Operations and Emergency IAF in order to fight against
terror attacks to airfields by terrorists across the border.
9)Indian Air force motto is “नभः स्पृशं दीप्तम्” which translates in English as “Touch the Sky with Glory”.
10)Nirmaljeet Sekhon is the only IAF officer who received the Highest gallantry award Param Vir Chakra.
11)According latest information IAF has a fleet of 1473 aircraft which include helicopters,
trainers,and transport carriers.
12)First Air marshal of IAF was Subroto Mukherjee.
13)Padmavathy Bandopadhyay was the first woman air marshal in the Indian Air Force. She was the Director of General Medical Services (Air) at the Air Headquarters.
14)Indian Air force has over 60 Air Bases in India.
15)IAF has a base in Tajikistan.
16)Highest Air force station of Indian air force is located in Siachen glacier at a height of Siachen 22000 ft.
17)Indian Air Force has replaced the old communication with its own fully secure and reliable
network and gigabyte digital information grid using modern tropao-scatter technology,
popularly known as AFnet in 2010.
18)The IAF destroyed more than 29 Pakistani tanks, 40 APCs and a train during the Battle of Longewala in the 1971 Indo-Pak War.
19) The IAF created a world record by performing the highest landing of a C-130J (Super Hercules) at the Daulat Beg Old airstrip in Ladakh at the height of 16614 feet (5065 meters). The feat was accomplished on August 20, 2013.
20)Highest achievable rank in IAF is Marshal, which was achieved only by Arjan Singh.
23)Operation “Rahat” is the biggest rescue operation conducted by any air force in entire world, and of course it was conducted by our Indian Air Force.