TAMIL NADU

246 airmen take part in IAF passing-out parade

Air Commodore M.S. Aahluwalia presenting the best all-rounder trophy to Leading Aircraftman R. Kumar in Tambaram on Thursday. — Photo: K.Manikandan

Air Commodore M.S. Aahluwalia presenting the best all-rounder trophy to Leading Aircraftman R. Kumar in Tambaram on Thursday. — Photo: K.Manikandan  

TAMBARAM, MARCH 24. Two hundred and fortysix airmen took part in a passing-out parade at the Indian Air Force Station, Tambaram, after the successful completion of three months of training. The airmen were inducted into the IAF in October last year and after three months of training in non-technical grades, joined the IAF, Tambaram, in January. The 246 airmen had undergone the Just In Time Training (JITT), introduced for the first time in the IAF.

As per the JITT programme, the airmen will undergo training for a few weeks and will be deployed in operational areas where they will gain practical knowledge about their profession and experience in field operations.

Once it is complete, they will come back for further training of two or three capsule courses that last three months each. This way the airmen save several weeks of time, compared to the conventional method of training over the past decades, according to officers.

Air Commodore M.S. Ahluwalia, Air Officer Commanding, IAF, Tambaram, reviewed the parade. He distributed prizes to the winners. Leading aircraftman R. Kumar won the Best All Rounder Trophy.

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