February 20, 2021: The Indian Air Force, on Friday, aided students to reach their schools and colleges by airlifting them from Padam Zanskar Valley to Leh.
The Indian Air Force tweeted, "Air bridging by IAF aircraft from Padam Zanskar Valley to Leh is being undertaken to fly in students as the academic session for the year recommences."
The airlift was organised at the request of the administration of the Union Territory of Ladakh, reported the IAF.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the air forces of the world. Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during armed conflict.
The Indian Air Force conducts the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) to select eligible and desirable candidates for multiple posts in Flying and Ground Duty [ Technical and Non- Technical]. AFCAT is conducted twice every year and millions of students appear to ace this exam and join reputable Air Force Academy and get commission as an Indian Air Force Officer.
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AFCAT gives a chance to both male and female candidates who wish to join the Indian Air Force for both Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission in Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical roles.
The selection is done on the basis of candidates’ performance in the online exam and Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview. Candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branches are required to appear in both AFCAT and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.