The Wing Commander said the immense cooperation from the district administration and the media made the rally a success.

The Indian Air Force recruitment rally that began on June 5 and will end on Monday is a success, according to IAF Wing Commander Deepesh Pathak.

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Mr. Pathak said there was good response from the youth in the State. More than 6,400 candidates turned up at the rally. However, 4,154 were found to be eligible for the written test conducted for Airmen in Group X (Technical). Of them, 272 candidates cleared the test. The physical fitness and medical tests were conducted to the candidates who cleared the written test, he said. “The number of candidates recruited into the IAF will be announced shortly,” he added.

The Wing Commander said the immense cooperation from the district administration and the media made the rally a success. The arrangements made by the district administration helped in the smooth conduct of the rally. The candidates turned up in good numbers despite severe hot conditions. The police provided bandobust, he said.

The IAF had plans to conduct a similar rally at Tirupati before Deepavali, he said. IAF Warrant Officer Rajendra Singh and District Youth Welfare Officer Velaga Joshi were present.

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