The Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the air forces of the world.
As coronavirus cases continue to increase in the country, the Indian Air Force has created nine quarantine facilities of 200-300 personnel capacity each at nodal IAF bases across the country.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday reviewed the Ministry of Defence's action plan to deal with COVID-19 and urged armed forces, Defence Public Sector Undertakings and other organisations to gear up preparedness and provide all required assistance to civilian authorities.
Having already airlifted 170 Indian and other nationality passengers from China and Iran, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued instructions to its air-crew that people with symptoms of COVID-19 would not be allowed to board their aircraft.
In view of the coronavirus outbreak, the Indian Air Force has reduced manpower in IAF headquarters by almost 50 per cent.
(IANS) Amid the coronavirus scare, Indian Air Force issued directions to reduce attendance in its headquarters with effect from March 23, excluding personnel engaged in essential and emergency services directly involved in taking measures to control spread of COVID-19.
The production of Rafale fighter jets for India at the Dassault Aviation facility has been stopped till March 31 in view of the French government's precautionary measures to contain coronavirus spread, Indian Air Force (IAF) sources told ANI on Friday, adding that this will have "no effect" on the arrival of the first batch of jets in May this year.
Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) will work in close coordination with the J&K administration to fight coronavirus in the Union Territory.
Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik on Monday informed Rajya Sabha that all posts in the Indian Air Force (IAF) are open to all officers including women.
The marching contingent of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been adjudged the first among the marching contingents of the three services, while the Central Industrial Security Force has bagged the first prize among paramilitary forces for the 71st Republic Day Parade, officials told on Monday.
Pomp and pageantry marked the 71st Republic Day (R-Day) celebrations across Karnataka on Sunday amid tight security.