IAF fills up decade-old shortage in officer cadre

IAF fills up decade-old shortage in officer cadre
14-Apr-2017 05:30 DECCANHERALD

Indian Air Force has become the first military wing to completely eliminate the crippling shortage in its officer's cadre.As on April 7, 2017, IAF has no shortage in its officer's strength while the Army and Navy are still deficient of 7,986 and 1,256 officers respectively.From a time when the air force had to re-employ its retired offices primarily to fly the transport fleet, the service has come a long way to fill up the gap in its officer's cadre.On November 1, 2014, the force was short of 357 officers. With the intake of new batches, the hiatus came down to 29 as on August 1. 2016. The yea