Indian Air Force
The IAF was founded on 8 October, 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire. Now, it forms the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces, Its primary responsibilities are to secure the Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare in the event of conflict. However, it is also involved in humanitarian missions in India and abroad (as part of the UN peacekeeping missions). The President of India is the ex-officio Commander-in-Chief of the IAF. The IAF has 1,70,000 personnel and more than 1,400 aircrafts under its purview.