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What is the function of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III in Indian military?

Why does India need Boeing C-17 Globemaster IIIs? What purpose do they serve in Indian military?
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What exactly do fighter jets and its pilots do during their peace time sorties?

I am located very near to a base with a Sukhoi 30 squadron in India. The Indian Air Force jets keep doing these sorties every day and night. I have always wondered what exactly do these jets do during ...
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Is this route of a airforce jet on flightradar faked?

While looking at the flight routes of Indian airforce jets on flightradar, I have noticed that the trainee jets show a very weird flight pattern. Here's an example, The width of this screenshot is ...
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Why do some Air Forces not allow Color Blind Pilots?

Some Air forces (Like the Indian Air force) do not allow Color Blind pilots. Is this local only to the IAF or a global procedure? Also, are there any regulations regarding commercial pilots not being ...
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What is the reason for allowing pilots to take Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) only once?

Indian Airforce conducts a test called PABT (Pilot Aptitude Battery Test), for anyone who wishes to be a pilot. This test can be taken only once, and once you fail it, you can never appear again (...