What are the 3 branches in the Indian Air Force and the corresponding job profile?
Based on ones qualifications and interests, one can choose to work in the Flying Branch, Technical Branch or Ground duty branch of the IAF. Depending on ones rank and the branch they are serving, daily duties differ. Now let's see what's in store in each of these branches. In the Flying Branch one will be flying fighter/bomber aircraft designed to destroy the enemy in the air and on the ground. As a transport pilot one will be ferrying troops and equipments under enemy fire often making rough landings at makeshift runways or one could even be assigned to V.I.P. transport. And as a chopper pilot you will closely co-ordinate with the army in its operations. One could also spy on enemy positions or drop commandos with pinpoint accuracy or ambush enemy tanks with guns and rockets. The Technical Branch is for those with a technical bent of mind. One will ensure the war preparedness of the fleet and the airworthiness of the aircraft. As an Aeronautical Engineer in the Electronics stream, one will not only be responsible for the communication and signals required on the Air Force station but will also be in charge of the execution of preventive maintenance and servicing of aircraft. Whereas an Aeronautical Engineer in the Mechanical stream may be involved in the safety and maintenance of firearms and ammunition at an Air Force Base. The Ground duty Branch is responsible for administration, logistics, accounts, education and meteorology. Some of the officers of the Administration Branch may be called upon to be an air traffic controller where the main duty will involve maintaining an orderly flow of traffic and airspace management.