A passing-out parade was held on Tuesday to mark the induction, a Defence release said. Nine personnel from armed forces of friendly foreign countries also completed their training at the Mechanical Training Institute and Workshop Training Institute, it said.
On the occasion, Air Commodore M S Awana urged the inductees to continuously enhance their technical knowledge and skills.
“With the induction of the state-of-the-art aircraft equipment and weapon system, the Indian Air Force is witnessing major changes in operational philosophy and the IAF today is on the path of transforming itself into a strategic force of great calibre,” he said.
The ‘Best All-Rounder Trophy’ was awarded to Leading Aircraftsman Vanka Praveen Kumar of the Mechanical Training Institute.