New Delhi: A Student Interaction Drive commenced on 20 March 2015. The drive wasflagged off by Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel, Air Marshal S Neelakantan on 20 March 2015 at New Delhi. The drive is one amongst many activities undertaken by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to connect to the youth and create an awareness about induction into the IAF Officers cadre. It aims to motivate the youth to join the mission and be an elite part of the Indian Air Force family. While flagging off, Air Marshal Neelakantan said “ attracting the best talent for a premier force is one of the key challenges, as this ultimately shapes up our nation’s security capabilities”
Young Indian Air Force Officers in IAF rally, Gypsies along with support staff and vehicles were flagged off from New Delhi covering 13 cities including Delhi, Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur, Palanpur, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Vadodara, Surat, Vapi, Mumbai and Pune. The drive would be Flagged-in in Pune on 22 April 2015.
The interaction drive aims to target various educational institutes in these cities where a multi disciplinary group of IAF Officers would interact with students providing them with details of career opportunities in the IAF and address their queries. The IAF adventure team, also a part of the contingent will conduct Para-Sailing activities at the institute premises. Students will also get an opportunity to visit IAF bases at certain places. This will provide a great opportunity to the students to experience glimpses of IAF’s adventurous life and also get to know avenues available to them as IAF Officers.