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IAF chief announces creation of new weapon system branch

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The Indian Airforce celebrated the completion of 90 years since its founding on Saturday with pride and valour.

Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, the chief of the IAF, praised the army and announced that the Indian government had approved the establishment of a weapon systems branch for IAF commanders.

IAF: Transforming for the Future was the theme of this year’s anniversary events. This effectively emphasises the necessity for the Indian Air Force to rethink, reimagine, and recalibrate in order to become a modern, future-ready force. ” It is my pleasure to inform you that the government has given its approval for the establishment of a Weapon System Branch for IAF Officers.

This is the first new operational branch to be established after independence, “Vivek Ram Chaudhari, Air Chief Marshal, stated.

The main purpose of the transfer will be to staff four specialised streams in twin and multi-crew aircraft, including Surface-to-Surface missiles, Surface-to-Air missiles, Remotely Piloted Aircraft, and Weapon System Operators.

Additionally, he stated that the opening of this branch would save more than more than Rs 3,400 crore.

He also emphasised the chance to utilise the potential of India’s young by integrating airmen into the IAF through the Agnipath programme.

“To ensure that every Agniveer is prepared to begin their career in the Air Force, we have modified our operational training technique.

We are going to begin teaching 3,000 Agniveer Vayus in December of this year. To assure enough staffing in the years to come, this number will only increase “he added.

The construction of infrastructure and the streamlining of trade structure were both mentioned, along with plans for the induction of women Agniveers beginning the following year.

He emphasised the coordination between the three defence forces, saying, “Planning is required for the combined and integrated employment of combat power. The ability of a joint force to dominate across domains is made possible by having flexible, reliable, and redundant command and control structures. The three services are now working to improve their cooperation.”

The Indian Air Force started its 90th anniversary festivities at Sukhna Lake on Saturday.

The yearly parade and fly-past are being staged outside of Delhi-NCR for the first time.

Early this morning, Rajnath Singh, the defence minister, wished the army.
“On the occasion of Indian Air Force Day, greetings and best wishes to all valiant IAF air warriors and their families. For its bravery, excellence, performance, and professionalism, the IAF is renowned. India takes great pride in its blue-clad soldiers. I hope they have clear skies and safe landings “Singh tweeted.

Nearly 80 military aircraft and helicopters, including the recently introduced locally-built Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) “Prachand,” took part in the IAF’s hour-long air display at the lake. During the fly-past, they will demonstrate their aerial capabilities.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) was formally established on Air Force Day in 1932. The chief of the Indian Air Force and senior officers attend each year’s celebration of the day. The Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom’s supporting force was formally established as the Air Force in 1932, and the first operational squadron was founded in 1933. Since 1950, the IAF has carried out significant missions including as Operation Vijay, Operation Meghdoot, Operation Cactus, and Operation Poomalai.

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