2007 - Platinum Jubilee of Indian Air Force - VIP and Proof Set

This Post gives the details of Proof Set. For UNC Set refer to the Next Post

The second in the Year 2007 was to commemorate the 75 years of Indian Air Force. Another one of the institutions that was established before Independence. The details are;

The Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian armed forces. Its primary responsibility is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during a conflict. It was officially established on 8 October 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the Indian Empire and the prefix Royal was added in 1945 in recognition of its services during World War II. After India achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, the Royal Indian Air Force served the Union of India, with the prefix being dropped when India became a republic in 1950.

Since independence, the IAF has been involved in four wars with neighbouring Pakistan and one with the People's Republic of China. Other major operations undertaken by the IAF include Operation Vijay - the invasion of Goa, Operation Meghdoot, Operation Cactus and Operation Poomalai. Apart from conflicts, the IAF has been an active participant in United Nations peacekeeping missions.

The President of India serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the IAF. The Chief of Air Staff, an Air Chief Marshal (ACM), is a four star commander and commands the Air Force. There is never more than one serving ACM at any given time in the IAF.

With strength of approximately 170,000 personnel and 1,600+ aircraft, the Indian Air Force is the world's fourth largest air force after the United States Air Force, Russian Air Force and China's People's Liberation Army Air Force. In recent years, the IAF has undertaken an ambitious expansion and modernisation program to replace its aging Soviet-era fighter jets

VIP Set: Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 2 in a Glass Stand

Proof Set: Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 2

UNC Set: Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 2:
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