322 Air Warriors inducted into IAF

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Chennai, Jul 1: More than 300 Air Warriors were today (Jul 1)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.

PTI

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