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Old 11th September 2012, 12:08   #1
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i was all excited when i heard that there was going to be a exhibition by the Indian Air Force at the Orion Mall on Sep 8th and 9th. being from military family and having served in the NCC during college days, i was all geared up for nostalgia!

some of the events and displays that were there at the venue:
  • Physical Training (PT) team display
  • Flight demonstration of model helicopter and eye-in-the-sky spycam
  • Air Warriors Drill Squad display
  • Flight simulators
  • History of IAF
  • Stalls displaying various aircrafts and weaponry
  • Fashion show depicting the various uniforms of the IAF over the years

here are some pictures and videos i had taken when i was there:

IAF Symphony Orchestra getting ready:
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IAF PT team getting ready:
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IAF PT team in action:
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inside the mall:
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the platform for the Fashion Show:
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'em simulators. seeing the crowd waiting to get a piece of the excitement, i decided to not join the line.
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aircraft models on display:
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various weaponry and air defense vehicles (radar/SAM):
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aircraft (flyable) models on display:
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various displays detailing the IAF's past and present (including the different theaters of war they've participated):
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there was a big screen in the middle of the mall showing videos about the IAF:
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more aircraft models (bigger ones), including the recently acquired C-130 Hercules:
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IAF Symphony Orchestra getting ready to play:
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i'm sure many young minds would be aspiring to join the IAF after what they witnessed at Orion.

PS: i don't have all the events covered. if someone has the Symphony Orchestra in action and the Fashion Show, do share.

PPS: apologies for the picture quality; the whole thing was shot with my iPhone

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Old 12th September 2012, 09:32   #2
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This is one of the rare occassions where the Armed Forces have come out of it's sheild and tried to connect with the common man and the society. There are many myths about the armed forces and it's personnel, the IAF most probably have tried to clear those myths and attract the youth to join the IAF.

The people of Bangalore are lucky to have such a golden oppurtunity to know more about the IAF, it's capabilities, the equipments, the live drills etc. and the people must be thrilled to get an experience of the simulators and the IAF gaming arcade.

I personally feel that every Indian should know about the Armed Forces, our Force; the quality of life, a fighter’s career and the challenges before him, the dedication of the armed forces personnel and their sacrifice for the country.

Indeed they make us proud.
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Great PR action by the IAF. Given the current turmoil, economically, I would say join the Forces and forget the fear of job loss or pay reduction! On the other hand, I still crib about the way they scrutinize the applications and their century old recruitment policies. I am sorry, but I have personally suffered, hence this gripe. Well, sooner or later, i guess I will return to India and join the TA (Territorial Army).

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Well, sooner or later, i guess I will return to India and join the TA (Territorial Army).

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lemme know when you're applying, i'm thinking in the same lines

if there was no age restriction, i'd join the Infantry this instant!

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lemme know when you're applying, i'm thinking in the same lines

if there was no age restrictions, i'd join the Infantry this instant!
http://indianarmy.nic.in/Site/FormTe.../FXvCVR5FaEA==

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Age - 18 to 42 years
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(1) Gainfully employed candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria can apply in response to advertisements published in leading national newspaper & The Employment News in June – July and December – January each year. Applications are to be sent to the concerned TA Group Headquarters. After processing of applications, the eligible candidates are called for Preliminary Interview Boards held at respective TA Group Headquarters (Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Lucknow). Selected candidates go through the SSB Interview, Medical Board & Police Verification. The successful candidates are granted commission by the President of India.
In another 10 years I am eager to get my wings, and it will be only the Maroon Berets, if I join. Something like this:


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Hi,
The IAF is one of the finest in the world, beating the famed USAF fighters in mock dogfights both in exercises in India and in the US. I always wanted to join the forces, but couldnt because of a physical debility. Now am hoping one of my children will, hopefully the attack helicopter squadron, and make me proud.

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