Indian Airforce Officer
Pay and Remuneration
The Indian airforce officers get a handsome salary which varies from one post/ position to another. The salary is a combination of various types of scales and allowances. These allowances include pay in pay band, grade pay, military service pay, kit maintenance allowance, transport, flying, and technical allowances. The pay varies between Rs. 6 lakhs and Rs. 12 lakhs all inclusive.
The officers get a large amount of other benefits apart from their salaries. These benefits include free accommodation with decent features, insurance cover for the soldier and his entire family, leave, Leave Travel Concession (LTC), Loans at rebated interest rates, ration, recreational facilities, pension for the retired personnel and family pension for their widows, Education, canteen facilities, and placement after successful completion of the service period.
Air Marshall M L Sethi, fighter pilot Karamveer Vashishth and Air Commodore Mohit Nayyar have set landmarks for the later generations of Indian Airforce personnel. Their work and achievements work as a source of inspiration for the future generations of personnel of the Indian airforce.
Marshal of the Air Force, Arjan Singh: Singh led No. 1 Squadron, Indian Air Force into command during the Arakan Campaign in 1944. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) in 1944, and commanded the Indian Air Force Exhibition Flight in 1945. He was Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), from 1 August 1964 to 15 July 1969, and was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1965. He also became the first Air Chief Marshal of the Indian Air Force when, in recognition of the Air Force’s contribution in the 1965 war, the rank of the Chief of Air Staff was upgraded to that of Air Chief Marshal. Further, he is only one to have been accorded the rank of the Marshall of Air Force, a Five Star rank equivalent to Field Marshall in the Army.
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