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Ranks in Indian air force

Ranks of Indian air force

The rank structure of Indian Air Force is based on that of the Royal Air Force.  It is the third wing of the defense forces of India after the Indian Army and the Indian Navy. The highest rank attainable in the IAF is Marshal of the Indian Air Force, conferred by the President of India after exceptional service during wartime. Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh is the only officer to have achieved this rank. The Chief of the Air Staff (India), also known as the Air Force Chief is the head of the Indian Air Force Headquarters, and the chief of staff of the Indian Air Force. The present Chief of the Air Staff is Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari PVSM AVSM VM ADC. 

Officer ranks

In descending order General/Flag officers:
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2. Air Chief Marshal Ranks in Indian air force_50.1
3. Air Marshal Ranks in Indian air force_60.1
4. Air Vice Marshal Ranks in Indian air force_70.1
5. Air Commodore Ranks in Indian air force_80.1
Field/ Senior Officers
6. Group Captain Ranks in Indian air force_90.1
7. Wing Commander Ranks in Indian air force_100.1
8. Squadron Leader Ranks in Indian air force_110.1
Junior Officers
9. Flight Lieutenant Ranks in Indian air force_120.1
10. Flying Officer Ranks in Indian air force_130.1
11. Flight Cadet Ranks in Indian air force_140.1

Junior commissioned officer and non-commissioned ranks

The officers in this category are selected through the Central Airmen Selection Board.

1.Master Warrant Officer Ranks in Indian air force_150.1
2. Warrant Officer Ranks in Indian air force_160.1
3. Junior Warrant Officer Ranks in Indian air force_170.1
4. Sergeant Ranks in Indian air force_180.1
5. Corporal Ranks in Indian air force_190.1
6. Leading aircraftman Ranks in Indian air force_200.1
7. Air Craftsman No Insignia

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