Career Opportunities in Air Force to Grab

Large young Indian generations dream to build their career air force. Strengthened with supersonic jets, state-of-the-art technology and best people, India Army is a place where the action is alive.

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Large young Indian generations dream to build their career air force. Strengthened with supersonic jets, state-of-the-art technology and best people, India Army is a place where the action is alive. Air Force provides you the most-modern facilities and flexibility to create an environment to lead an unparalleled life.

Whether you hold a graduate degree or merely have finished your schooling, Indian Air Force offer exciting career opportunities for you. This field offer secure future for you and your family. Though, this sector focuses on the prospects for graduates. The whole Air Force service is engaged in the flying of aircraft and pilot plays crucial role in the system.

The various career opportunities Indian Air Force offer include technical and non-technicaland those further extended as aeronautical engineering, electronics, and computer engineering, administrative, financial and planning duties.As an officer in Indian Air Force, you lead and manage and at the same time meet challenges and fast paced life in the air force.

Career Opportunities

Different career opportunities in the Indian Air Force are available in three prominent branches and those are discussed here.

Flying Branch

Flying branch offersdifferent career opportunities including Fighter pilots, Transport Pilots, Helicopter pilotsand more. You need to perform your duties both during peace and war. To get job in this branch, you need to have a graduate degree and pass through CDS exam (men) and AFCAT exam (men & women). Qualify NDA/NA exam after your 10+2 exam to get job in flying branch.

Technical Branch

Technical branch is further divided into mechanical and electronics. You can become aeronautical engineers in mechanical branch and aeronautical engineers in electronic branch. The engineers of mechanical branch are responsible for aircraft and its weapon system. They are involved in the operational readiness of aircrafts to deliver the maximum punch to the enemy when needed. Electronic branch engineers maintain sophisticated electronic networks of communications from land to air.

Many of the engineers of technical branch installs maintain and operate different electronic gadgets and high-level computers. You can get into this branch through AFCAT exam or through University Entry Scheme (UES).

Ground Duty Branch      

Ground duty branch offers jobs in administration, accounts, logistics, education,meteorology. In such departments, you can work as internal auditors/work as air traffic controller or fighter controller. You can get jobs in this branch by qualifying AFCAT.

Jobs in these branches are available for individuals having 10+2 (Science) qualification with Physics and Math, graduation, after post-graduation and after engineering.

Salary & Allowances

Salary in Air Force is handsome. You can get good opportunity to earn during your last year of training and your monthly salary can be Rs. 21,000. The salary break-up of commissioned Indian Air Force officers (per month) include:

  • Pay in Pay Band (same for flying, technical, ground duty) - Rs. 15,600
  • Grade Pay - Rs. 5,400
  • Military Service Pay - Rs. 6,000
  • Dearness Allowance @ 107 percent - Rs. 28,890
  • Kit Maintenance Allowance - Rs. 500
  • Transport Allowance - Rs. 3,200 + DA or Rs. 1,600 + DA

Additional allowance

  • Flying branch officers flying allowance: Rs. 11,250 per month
  • Technical branch officers technical allowance: Rs. 2,500 per month

Overall monthly pay package of the officerincludes:

Flying branch: Rs. 74,264

Technical branch: Rs. 65,514

Ground duty branch: Rs. 63,014

Unlike other career opportunities, Air Force is chock-full with risks, complications and thrills galore. Hence the aspirant needs to have thoughtful thinking about adopting this profession. If you have the qualities like adventure, willing to risk your life, hardworking, fond of travelling, must be able to fly, and strong nerves can consider yourself eligible for different posts available in Indian Air Force.

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