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Seen in the picture is an infantry solider exhibiting his firing skills at the Hanumanthapuram Firing Range near Chengalpattu in Tamil Nadu. (Photo: Basani Satheesh Kumar)


Another shot from the Hanumanthapuram Firing Range near Chengalpattu in Tamil Nadu. A demonstration in progress by the Infantry Battalion. The weapons used included 5.56 mm INSAS rifles, light and medium machine guns, rocket launchers, 51 and 81 mm mortars. (Photo: Basani Satheesh Kumar)


 

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THe IAF has proven to be quite effective in helping out with civilian disasters like when flooding or earthquakes occur and evacuatins need to be made or people need to be rescued. An example of this is the tragedy at Uttarakhand which caused devastating floods and landslides. This was the country's worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami. The Indian Air Force, the Indian Army, and paramilitary troops evacuated more than 110,000 people from the flood ravaged area.
 

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How effective the IAF is in a war scenario is a different story altogether. Against existential threats like Pakistan the IAF is capable of quelling any attack. India would be defeated in the air if attacked by China though. The IAF has recently helped the Maldives avert disaster after their water desalinization plant was damaged from a fire. The IAF and Chinese air force supplied thousands of tons of bottled water to Maldives residents and still continue to do so until the plant is up and running once again.
 

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Indian Air Force
Bharatiya Vayu Sena

The Crest of the Indian Air Force
Founded 8 October 1932
Country
India
Role Air superiority, reconnaissance, close air support
Size 127,000 personnel
Approx. 1,622 aircraft[1]
Part of Ministry of Defence
Indian Armed Forces
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Motto "नभःस्पृशं दीप्तम्" ("Nabhaḥ spr̥śaṁ dīptam") "Touch the Sky with Glory" [2]
Colors Navy blue, sky blue & white
Anniversaries Air Force Day: 8 October[3]
Engagements
Notable Operations[show]
Website indianairforce.nic.in
Commanders
Chief of Air Staff
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha
Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal SBP Sinha[4]
Notable
 

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Gajraj (IL-76) Indian Air Force





Mi-25






IL-78MKI








Hawk Trainer






HAL Tejas flight test.



Sukhoi Su-30MKI


 

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The major deployments of the Indian army constitute the border regions of India, particularly Jammu
 

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Can some identify these missiles please.










 
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