SHORT LISTED CANDIDATES FOR SKILL TEST FOR THE POST OF MTS. HKS AND HINDI TYPIST

SHORT LISTED CANDIDATES FOR SKILL TEST FOR THE POST OF MTS, HKS AND HINDI TYPIST

WELCOME ADDRESS BY CAS SWARNIM VIJAY VARSH CONCLAVE: BENGALURU

'हर काम देश के नाम'

WELCOME ADDRESS BY CAS

SWARNIM VIJAY VARSH CONCLAVE: BENGALURU

New Delhi,

                                                                                    Friday, 22 Oct 2021

Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh ji, CDS General Bipin Rawat, Revenue Minister Karnataka R Ashoka Ji, Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar AOC-in-C TC Air Mshl Manvendra Singh, Veterans from the Armed Forces, Eminent speakers, Military experts, distinguished guests, members from the media, Ladies and Gentlemen.

On behalf of the Indian Air Force, I welcome each one of you to Chandan Singh Convention Centre at Air Force Station Yelahanka for the Swarnim Vijay Varsh conclave being hosted by the IAF to commemorate 50 years of India’s greatest military triumph against Pakistan in 1971 that led to the creation of Bangladesh.

I would like to begin by conveying my sincere gratitude to our distinguished speakers for having taken time off their busy schedules and for having accepted our invite to grace today’s inaugural session.

            The genesis of the 13-day military conflict emanates from 1970 elections in East Pakistan, wherein Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujibur Rehman’s Awami League party secured a clear majority. Pakistani military tried to scuttle the election results by a brutal crackdown and imposing martial law resulting in mass flow of refugees to India. Such large influx of almost 10 million refugees, over a year put immense strain on Indian resources. This posed a huge economic burden, social stability and integrity problems and above all, a security dilemma for India.

Our nation explored all possible approaches at the global and diplomatic level to secure a peaceful solution to the problem and to ensure constitutional rights of Bengalis in East Pakistan.

Eventually, the situation escalated due to Pakistani politico-military establishment’s attempt to hold on to power at any cost. The events leading up to the war saw India supporting the ‘Mukti Bahini’ which represented the voice of Bengali people who were waging an armed struggle for liberation of Bangladesh.

The conflict mobilized all sections of Indian government and military to generate clear understanding of national objectives and was backed by robust decision making at national level. Clear mandate, highlighting the underlying intent of the national leadership was provided to the Indian Armed forces. The Forces, on their part translated the mandate to efficient operational plans and executed these with resolve and determination.

Indian Armed forces fought synergistically on both Western and Eastern fronts and demonstrated their prowess in air and over land and on the sea. Indian Army, Navy and Air Force dominated all domains of warfare to compel Pakistani forces to surrender in the shortest time. The political support and diplomatic efforts complemented the whole of nation’ approach in ensuring an all round victory.

1971 war is one of the shortest and swiftest victories ever recorded in the history of military warfare. Surrender of 93,000 Pakistani troops represents largest ever surrender by an Army after WW-II. We proudly celebrate 16 December as ‘Vijay Diwas’ to mark this momentous victory.

Two important aspects emerge out of the analysis of 1971 war. Firstly, it demonstrates the excellent synergy in Indian politico-military setup and the trust placed in the capabilities of our armed forces by all sections of Indian society.

Secondly, it brings forth professionalism, jointmanship, operational readiness, innovative planning and execution capabilities of the Indian Armed Forces. All concepts of warfare were employed and effectively executed by Indian forces to achieve the desired objectives.

In spite of winning the war, we showcased our national character, principles and morals by treating the 93000 POWs with dignity and returning all the POWs to Pakistan. We also demonstrated our astute diplomatic character to the world wherein we helped Bangladesh build itself as a nation with its own ethos, culture and values.

1971 war shall always be remembered for the national effort and precise application of military capabilities wherein the Indian officers and men exhibited exemplary leadership, courage and nationalistic spirit, as also  for  the tenacity and fortitude of the Indian Armed Forces.

            This conclave is aimed at revisiting the situation, analyzing the responses and learning useful lessons for the future of politico-military arrangement in India. I am sanguine that there will be a healthy exchange of thoughts during the course of this event that will ignite the minds of each one of us present here and attending online. The conclave shall also be a platform that will draw inspiration and pay homage to the heroes of the war who made it all possible.

            I thank the accomplished armed forces veterans for making it convenient to attend this conclave. I also convey my gratitude to the distinguished speakers who have given their time and are here to share their views.

I complement AOC-in-C Trg Cmd and his entire team for having organized this conclave and wish all its participants the very best.

JAI HINDI

ALL WOMEN CYCLE EXPEDITION FROM WAR MEMORIAL, LONGEWALA TO NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL, NEW DELHI

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'हर काम देश के नाम'
ALL WOMEN CYCLE EXPEDITION FROM WAR MEMORIAL, LONGEWALA TO NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL, NEW DELHI

New Delhi,

                                                                                    Friday, 09 Oct 2021

As a part of Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations, the Indian Air Force (IAF) organized an all women joint Service Cycling expedition from War Memorial, Longewala to National War Memorial, New Delhi.  The expedition was flagged off on 25 Sep 21 by Air Vice Marshal Rohit Mahajan VM, Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration (SOA), HQ SWAC.

The 14 member team comprised of Sqn Ldr Snehal Satija (Team Leader), Sqn Ldr Suzata Yadav, Sqn Ldr Kritika Pande, Sqn Ldr Samidha Sharma, Sqn Ldr Misha Purshothaman, Flt Lt Megha Sharma, Flt Lt Shweta Priya, Capt Swati Rai, Capt Shivani, Capt Sonali Upadhyay, Lt Rajlakshmi Rathore, Lt Kirti Shukla, Flt Lt Nagma Parveen and Fg Offr Komal Rani.

In a span of 12 days the team covered a distance of 1009 km.  The members of the team interacted with college students and school children enroute motivation them to join the armed forces. The team also interacted with villagers during these twelve days and spread awareness amongst them about women empowerment.

The team was received by Director General (Administration) Air Marshal K Anantharaman VSM at National War Memorial, New Delhi where they paid tribute to the fallen heroes.  The team was later flagged in at Air Force Station, New Delhi by Air Officer-in-Charge Administration Air Marshal VPS Rana VSM.  He congratulated the team for their determination and dedicated efforts ensuring completion of the expedition in stipulated time.

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RFP/RFI/EoI and Cumulative Details of RFP

RFP/RFI/EoI and Cumulative Details of RFP

RFP/RFI/EoI data as on 18 Nov 21

Cumulative Details of RFP hosted by IAF up to 18 Nov 21

DGAQA Policies

DGAQA Policies

Approval of a firm and its Quality Management System (AFQMS)


AQA Directive on Guidelines for QA during outsourcing by Main Contractors


AQA Directive on Guidelines for QTP and ATP of Ground Equipments - Jigs for Airborne Items ( Electrical & Electronics)


AQA Directive PCB Soldering Process


DGAQA main Letter Dtd 27 May 21


QA Directive on Kit Inspection For electronics, mechanical components and consumables for airborne LRUs Module


Quality Directives on Environmental Stress Screening


SOP for Approval of the test laboratories


SOP for Assessment and registration of Firms-Vendors-Suppliers


Standard Template for ATP DGAQA for the product manufactured in India

CEMILAC Procedures and DDPMAS

CEMILAC Procedures and DDPMAS

CEMILAC Directive on usage of COTS items

Chapter_12 Indigeneous Substitution of Airborne stores

FAQ on certification of Airborne stores as per new DDPMAS

Framework_Procedure_for_DDPMAS

IMTAR21

LTCC_Flow_Chart

SUBPART_C_Ab-initio development of Airborne stores leading to TALOTAIMATSOA

SUBPART_K_Indigenisation substitution of Airborne stores

Indigenisation Expositions Overview

Indigenisation Expositions Overview

INTRODUCTION

ORGANISATION STRUCTURE

The organisation structure for indigenous development activities is in three levels as below:-

ROLE OF BASE REPAIR DEPOTS

The Base Repair Depots (BRDs) of the IAF are under functional control of HQ MC. Each BRD is assigned a specific role. They are also the designated indigenisation agency, for all range of spares for their assigned role.

INDIGENISATION PROCEDURE

All maintenance requirements of the BRDs, in addition to items specially tasked by HQ MC/Air HQ would be taken up for indigenisation. The indigenisation process as given below will be progressed by Indigenisation Squadron of the BRD.

PROCESS OF DEVELOPMENT

The BRDs develop the parts in accordance with the relevant standards on material, component drawing, process and acceptance testing. The Self Reliance Committee of the BRD issues certification for such items after carrying out tests indicated in the drawing and/or carrying out end use functional checks. The Items for which Technical Information is not available requires major effort from all agencies concerned. The procedure for indigenisation of such parts is as follows :-

INDIGENISATION FOR INDIAN AIR FORCE

It is also considered reasonable to inform vendors that the requirements of IAF are maintenance requirements. Also there are no technology transfers/original designs. All the information available in the maintenance/overhaul manuals as also available with the experienced personnel of the Base Repair Depots will be made available to the vendors along with the samples. These details may be inadequate and detailed studies by a knowledgeable person from the concerned field to derive some more information will be required. Special test rigs may have to be developed for the extensive testing required.

Thus, for complex items, vendors are expected to be familiar with design and testing aspects of products. To ascertain this, two bid system is followed. The vendors are expected to develop engineering drawing / circuit diagrams, select appropriate materials and come out with a design. This along with the test schedules is to be approved by appropriate airworthiness approval authority. Ability to achieve this, is in fact one of the yardstick for IAF to assess vendors capabilities. However, in last few years IAF has taken up numerous studies, which have brought out details on ranges of spares. We willingly share all these details and whatever information is available.

VENDOR IDENTIFICATION

No formal registration is required for participation in indigensation development activities of IAF.

Potential vendors identified form the following sources :-

VENDOR SELECTION

CONCLUSION

The aim of the above elaborations was to give an insight of technology intensiveness of the IAF. The Indian Industry is certainly very capable. Our aim is only to prepare you for what you are in for. The requirements of airworthiness cannot be diluted. Nor can the fact, that aviation and aerospace are the most technologically advanced industries.

Our efforts are continuously on to simplify our procedures and share the hardships with our partners in the industry. We invite those of you, who have the capabilities, expertise, infrastructure and the willingness to contribute and prosper with us.

AIR MARSHAL SANDEEP SINGH AVSM VM ASSUMES THE APPOINTMENT OF VICE CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

'हर काम देश के नाम'

AIR MARSHAL SANDEEP SINGH AVSM VM ASSUMES THE APPOINTMENT OF VICE CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

New Delhi,

                                                            Friday, 01 Oct, 2021

Air Marshal Sandeep Singh AVSM VM took over as Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) on 01 Oct 21.  An alumnus of National Defence Academy, the Air Marshal was commissioned in the flying branch of IAF in Dec 1983 as a Fighter pilot.  The Air Officer is an Experimental Test Pilot and a Qualified Flying Instructor.  He has rich and diverse experience in operational and experimental test flying on various types of fighter aircraft and has flown about 4400 hours.

During his nearly thirty eight years of service in the IAF, the Air Marshal has held numerous important command and staff appointments.  He has commanded Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment, a frontline air base and an operational fighter squadron.  He has held the appointments of Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans), Senior Air Staff Officer at HQ Eastern Air Command and Deputy Chief of the Air Staff at Air Headquarters.  Prior to assuming the current appointment, he held the appointment of AOC-in-C South Western Air Command.

The Air Marshal is a recipient of Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal.

AIR CHIEF MARSHAL VR CHAUDHARI TAKES OVER AS THE CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

'हर काम देश के नाम'

AIR CHIEF MARSHAL VR CHAUDHARI TAKES OVER AS THE CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

New Delhi,

                                          Thursday, 30 Sep, 2021

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari PVSM AVSM VM ADC took over as The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) at a ceremony at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) today. 

An alumnus of NDA, the CAS was commissioned in Dec 82 in the fighter stream of the IAF. He has flown more than 3800 hours on multiple fighter and trainer aircraft. 

During his career spanning almost four decades, the CAS has tenanted many significant command and staff appointments. He has commanded a MiG-29 Squadron, two Air Force Stations and Western Air Command. His staff appointments include Deputy Chief of Air Staff, Senior Air Staff Officer at HQ Eastern Air Command, Assistant Chief of Air Staff Operations (Air Defence), Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Personnel Officers), Deputy Commandant of Air Force Academy and Air Assistant to Chief of the Air Staff. 

A Cat 'A' Qualified Flying Instructor, he has served as an instructor at Flying Training Establishments and has also been an Air Force Examiner. He was a pioneer member of the Suryakiran Aerobatic Display Team. An alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, he has served as a Directing Staff there. He has also served as Directing Staff at DSCSC in Zambia. Prior to assuming the present appointment, he was the Vice Chief of the Air Staff. 

CAS is a recipient of Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), Vayu Sena Medal (VM) and is honorary ADC to the President of India. 

In his address to the IAF, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari said that he was honoured and privileged to have been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the Indian Air Force. Extending greetings to all Air Warriors, Non Combatants (Enrolled), DSC personnel, civilians and their families, CAS expressed absolute faith and confidence in their ability to accomplish all assigned tasks with resolute dedication while maintaining IAF's operational capability at an all-time high. 

Outlining the focus areas for Commanders and personnel, CAS said, “Protection of our Nation's sovereignty and integrity is to be ensured at any cost".  He added that enhancement of operational capability through integration of newly inducted platforms, weapons and equipment with existing assets and dovetailing the same in concepts of operations would remain a priority area. He spoke on aspects of acquisition of new technology, promotion of indigenization and innovation, strengthening of cyber security, rapid adaptation of training methods to meet future demands and sustained work to nurture human resources. CAS urged all to "always uphold the ethos and credo of the 'Air Warrior', and strive to be an asset to the IAF in any role tasked for".

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary reviewing the Guard of Honour at Air HQ
(Vayu Bhavan) today on taking over as 27 th Chief of the Air Staff of Indian Air Force.
Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary reviewing the Guard of Honour at Air HQ
(Vayu Bhavan) today on taking over as 27 th Chief of the Air Staff of Indian Air Force.
Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary takes over as the 27th Chief of the Air Staff at Air HQ (Vayu Bhavan) from Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria
Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary takes over as the 27th Chief of the Air Staff at Air HQ (Vayu Bhavan) from Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria


Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary takes over as the 27th Chief of the Air Staff at Air HQ (Vayu Bhavan) from Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria
Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary takes over as the 27th Chief of the Air Staff at Air HQ (Vayu Bhavan) from Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria

Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria PVSM AVSM VM ADC

Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria

PVSM AVSM VM ADC

30 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2021

Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria PVSM AVSM VM ADC took over as the Chief of the Air Staff on 30 September 2019. An alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy, he graduated from the Air Force Academy with the coveted ‘Sword of Honour’ and was commissioned in the fighter stream of Indian Air Force on 15 June 1980.

He has over 4270 hours of experience on twenty seven types of fighters as well as transport aircraft and holds the unique distinction of being an Experimental Test Pilot, a Cat 'A' Qualified Flying Instructor and a Pilot Attack Instructor. He completed his Masters in Defence Studies from Command and Staff College, Bangladesh.

During his illustrious career, spanning almost four decades, the Air Chief Marshal has held a number of significant field and staff appointments which include Command of a front line Jaguar Squadron, Command of a premier Air Force Station in South-Western sector, Commanding Officer of Flight Test Squadron at Aircraft & System Testing Establishment and Chief Test Pilot as well as Project Director of National Flight Test Centre on Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project. He was extensively involved in the initial prototype flight testing on the LCA. He has tenanted the appointments of Air Attaché Moscow, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Projects), Commandant National Defence Academy, Senior Air Staff Officer at Central Air Command, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Air Command and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Training Command. Prior to taking over as the Chief of the Air Staff, he held the appointment of the Vice Chief of the Air Staff.

In recognition of his meritorious service the Air Chief Marshal has been awarded the Vayu Sena Medal (VM) in 2002, Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) in 2013 and Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM) in 2018. He was appointed as Principal Honorary ADC to the President of India on 01 October 2019.