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IAF not facing shortage of pilots, says government

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  1. undercover JIX

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    IAF not facing shortage of pilots, says government
    The fighter aircraft in the IAF fleet include Sukhoi Su-30 MKI, Mirage-2000, MiG-29, MiG-27, MiG-21 Bison, Jaguar and Tejas Light Combat Aircraft. The helicopter fleet has MI-25/MI-35 attack chopper, CH 47 F(I)- Chinook, MI-26, MI-17 V5, Chetak and Cheetah.

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    Indian Air Force (IAF) is not facing a shortage of pilots and the available strength in the force is sufficient to meet the current operational requirements. Minister of State, Defence, Shripad Naik in a written reply to Ramcharan Bohra in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday said that the IAF has a system in place to motivate youngsters in joining the armed force

    "The available strength of pilots in the IAF is sufficient to meet the current operational requirements. Every year, the IAF participates in a number of career fairs/exhibitions, releases advertisements in newspapers/television and conducts numerous lectures in schools and colleges to motivate the target group," said Naik in the reply. Naik added that there are adequate aircraft for training the IAF pilots. These include the Basic Trainer Aircraft, Intermediate Jet Trainer and Advance Jet Trainer.

    The fighter aircraft in the IAF fleet include Sukhoi Su-30 MKI, Mirage-2000, MiG-29, MiG-27, MiG-21 Bison, Jaguar and Tejas Light Combat Aircraft. The helicopter fleet has MI-25/MI-35 attack chopper, CH 47 F(I)- Chinook, MI-26, MI-17 V5, Chetak and Cheetah while the transport aircraft include C-130J Super Hercules, C-17, IL-76, AN-32, Embraer, AVRO, Dornier and Boeing 737-200.

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    Air Force cadets undergo the Stage-1 training on Pilatus PC-7 Mk-II aircraft at the Air Force Academy (AFA), Begumpet in Hyderabad. On completion of Stage I at AFA, the trainees are trifurcated.

    Fighter trainees move to Fighter Training Wing at Hakimpet and fly the Kiran Mk-I. Transport trainees move to Yelahanka in Bengaluru and train on the Dornier Do-228 and Antonov An-32 while helicopter trainees move to Helicopter Training School (HTS) at Hakimpet and train on the Chetak.

    On completion of Stage-II, the trainees are commissioned and awarded wings. After commissioning, the fighter trainees move to Stage-III at Bidar for further six months on Hawk single-engine, jet-powered advanced trainer aircraft followed by another six months at Kalaikunda in West Bengal before moving on to operational squadrons.

    Transport pilots continue training on Dornier and An-32 at Yelahanka and then move on to the operational squadrons. Helicopter trainees carry out their Stage III training on Chetak at HTS or on Mi-17 at Yelahanka before moving to operational squadrons.

    Trainees who join the IAF Flying branch are either from the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla or direct entry cadets. Proficient young airmen are also encouraged to become pilots after their selection for the same.

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    we give them one too :rofl:
     
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    Why they have to keep clarifying themselves ? what making them keep assuring Janta?

    that will be extra now, special missions only.
     
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    he know how to go pakistan :enjoy:
     
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    IAF ab aisay hi jeetay gi.
     
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    Shortage of courage not pilots
     
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    Shortage only when confronting the PAF face-to-face at the broad day light!! Last time only a solitary South Indian showed up while the North Indians were busy in guarding the cows and lynching some helpless Muslims....
     
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