INDIAN AIR FORCE
NO. IN THE WORLD - 4th
DATE OF FOUNDATION - 8 October 1932
SIZE - 127,000 personnels and 1499 Aircraft
COLOUR - Navy Blue, Sky Blue, White
MOTTO - Touch the Sky with Glory
HEAD QUARTER - New Delhi, India
UNDER - Ministry of Defence Indian Armed Forces
HEAD OF AIR FORCE - The President
CHIEF OF AIR STAFF - Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha
VICE CHIEF OF AIR STAFF - Air Marshal SBP Sinha
FUNCTIONING : The Indian Air Force is organised into five Commands and an independent Operational group. These are : Western Air Command, Central Air Command, Eastern Air Command, Training Command, Maintenance Command and No. 1 (Opl.) Group.
At the Air Headquarters in New Delhi, the Chief of the Air Staff is assisted by four Principal Air Staff Officer, namely, Vice Chief of Air Staff, Officer-in-Charge, Maintenance. Each of them controls a group of Directorate.