Chennai: More than 300 Air Warriors were Friday
inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) at a passing out
parade held at the IAF station at suburban Tambaram.
Air Commodore Alok Kumar, Command Flying Training Officer,
reviewed the parade held at the end of their training.
In his address on the occasion, Kumar said the career
prospects in the IAF had `substantially improved,` and urged
the newly inducted professionals to strive for excellence.
He said the operational efficiency of the IAF `hinged
upon,` maintenance and administrative support.
This was vital as the IAF was "in the process of a
technology based transformation and modernisation with the
phased induction of high performance, state-of-the-art
aircraft and high precision military hardware and
automation,`` he added.
Earlier, the Air Warriors had gone through a `rigorous
intensive training` at the Mechanical Training Institute and
Workshop Training Institute (WTI).
Besides the 322 personnel, 13 soldiers from the Air Forces
of Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka also earned the training
course certification, a Defence release here said.