Indian Air Force: Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)
’Touch the sky with Glory’
The Motto of Indian Air Force has been taken from eleventh chapter of the
Gita, the Discourse given by Lord Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield of
Kurukshetra during the Great War of Mahabharata. The Lord is showing His Supreme
Divine form to Arjuna and the great form of the Lord is reaching the sky with
glory, evoking fear and loss of self-control in the mind of Arjuna.The Indian
Air Force, similarly, aims to overwhelm the adversaries with application of
aerospace power in defence of the nation.
Lord, seeing your form “Touching the Sky With Glory”, effulgent, multi-coloured,
having its mouth wide open and possessing large flaming eyes, I, with my
innermost self frightened, have lost self-control and find no peace.
Career As An Air Force Officer
An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a
position of authority. To be able to lead and control, requires the ability to
motivate yourself, inspire others and make tough decisions efficiently. When you
join to become an Air Force Officer, we’ll help you develop your leadership and
management skills, preparing you fully to take on the challenge of leading in
real life situations. Lessons in team work, developing communication skills and
confidence, honing strategic and dynamic thinking and preparing you to face
pressures with ease are grilled into an Officer during his training. The Air
Force teaches you all, not only making men and women of young boys and girls but
making them leaders in life. An officer’s strength of character and strong moral
compass make him/her stand out from the crowd at all times.
As an Officer in the Indian Air Force, you will inherit a glorious heritage
and timeless traditions of the IAF, blended perfectly with the latest
As an officer in the Indian Air Force you will strategise, lead and manage.
Depending on your qualifications, you could join one of the various branches in
the IAF. Broadly the Air Force has three branches with further sub-streams :
Ground Duty Branch