EXODUS OF FIGHTER PILOTS FROM IAF

New Delhi
December 16, 2009
The present strength of pilots in Air Force is sufficient to meet its current operational requirements.
The number of IAF pilots applying for resignation of Commission has reduced over the years. The details of applications during the last three years is as follows:-
Year                                       Applied for resignation
2007                                                09
2008                                                04
2009 (upto December 2009)            01
The improvement in the job profile of the pilots is a continuous process keeping in view the job specific requirements and operational necessity. Besides, the Short Service Commission for Flying branch has been modified to also make Men eligible for induction in this branch. Further, the implementation of the recommendations of the VIth Central Pay Commission shall also go a long way in attracting youth.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in written reply to in Shri Mahmood A Madani and Shri Santosh Bagrodia Rajya Sabha today.
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