राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, कालीकट
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CALICUT
The Indian Armed Forces are the military forces of the Republic of India. It consists of three professional uniformed services: the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces but the executive authority and responsibility for national security is vested in the Prime Minister of India and their chosen Cabinet Ministers. The Indian Armed Forces are under the management of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Government of India. With a strength of over 1.4 million active personnel, it is the world's second-largest military force and has the world's largest volunteer army. It also has the third-largest defence budget in the world. The Global Firepower Index report lists it as the fourth most-powerful military.
The Indian armed forces have been engaged in a number of major military operations, including: the Indo-Pakistani wars of 1947, 1965 and 1971, the Portuguese-Indian War, the Sino-Indian War, the 1967 Chola incident, the 1987 Sino-Indian skirmish, the Kargil War, and the Siachen conflict among others. India honours its armed forces and military personnel annually on Armed Forces Flag Day, 7 December. Armed with the nuclear triad, the Indian armed forces are steadily undergoing modernisation, with investments in areas such as futuristic soldier systems and missile defence systems.
The Department of Defence Production of the Ministry of Defence is responsible for the indigenous production of equipment used by the Indian Armed Forces. It comprises the 41 Indian Ordnance Factories under the control of the Ordnance Factories Board, and eight Defence PSUs namely: HAL, BEL, BEML, BDL, MDL, GSL, GRSE and Midhani. India remains one of the largest importer of defence equipment with Russia, Israel, France and the United States being the top foreign suppliers of military equipment. The Government of India has launched a Make in India initiative to indigenise manufacturing and reduce dependence on imports, including defence imports and procurement.
Click To Visit Indian AirForce Site
Combined Defence Services (CDS) entry -
It is one of the basic and main modes of entry into the flying branch of defence. You can get a permanent commission in the air force after graduation through this exam. However, this mode of entry is strictly restricted to males. If you are an unmarried, male Indian citizen with age between 20 to 24 years (at the time of the commencement of course) then you are eligible for the exam. Also, you should have a B. Tech graduation certificate or be a Final Year/ semester student with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level to appear for the exam. There is no percentage bar for the entry exam and is informed by the UPSC in the website www.upsc.gov.in during November and August.
NCC Special entry mode -
This exam is open for both male and female candidates who are eager to join Indian Airforce. One of the main requirements for this entry route is that you should be an Air Wing Senior Division 'C' Certificate holder of the National Cadet Corps. While males get Permanent Commission, females are offered Short Service Commission. However, men can also apply for Short Service Commission. An unmarried candidate, Indian citizen between age 20 to 24 years at the time of commencement of the course are eligible. Also, candidates who have Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA can get a relaxation up to 26 years of age at the commencement of course. For the educational qualification, B. Tech students must have 60% marks in each Mathematics and Physics at 10+2 level and must be pursuing or completed Engineering from a recognized University with minimum 60% marks. Students who have cleared Section A& B examinations of Associate Membership of Institute of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India with minimum 60% marks are also eligible. Moreover, final Year/semester students can apply provided with the fact that they don't have any backlogs at the time of AFSB testing and can show certificate issued by the University at that time. The entry exam and is informed by the IAF in June and December.
Short Service Commission (SSC) entry procedure -
In case you are trying to apply for the SSC to enter Airforce, then you have to pass the AFCAT exam first. The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is for the candidates who want to enter this Flying Force as a Commissioned Officer in Ground Duty (Technical) or Ground Duty (Non-Technical). The Short Service Commission for Airforce is for 14 years with no extension. The age criteria and educational qualifications are the same as that of the NCC Special entry mode exam. The AFCAT exam is notified by IAF in June and December.