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Air Force Association - India
To broaden public understanding of Air Force's role in the nation's security and welfare

To broaden public understanding of Air Force's role in the nation's security and welfare

Introduction, Aims & objectives

Introduction, Aims & objectives


Air Force Association was formed on September 15, 1980, as a non-political body and registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, with a mandate to promote the welfare of retired Air Force personnel, their families and families of those who are deceased.

It has around 60,000 members and is functioning on all India basis with 18 branches in various State capitals and 2 abroad.

Besides promoting welfare of retired Air Force personnel, the Association is also committed to preserve the memories of its meritorious members and gallant air warriors.

The President of the Association, according to the constitution, is always the last retiring Chief of the Air Staff.


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Aims & Objectives

  • To provide facilities for those who have served in and retired from the Air Force to maintain contact and fraternal relationship between themselves.
  • To preserve the memory of and to honour those who have died while in the Air Force service or having served in the Air Force have died after their retirement.
  • To acquire, preserve and display articles of historical and educational value concerning the Air Force.
  • To carry out charitable, social, philanthropic, cultural, educational and other activities for the benefit and welfare of the retired fraternity and their families.
  • To assist the retirees/widows in finding suitable employment or otherwise to help them in their resettlement and rehabilitation. Also to provide assistance to them in matters concerning pension, grants, gratuities, allowances etc.
  • To inculcate amongst the retirees/widows the spirit of self-help and assist them in establishing small or medium size industries, poultry and dairy farms, workshops, vehicle servicing stations, transport services, commercial services or other gainful activities in consultation with Dte. of Resettlement, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India.
  • To establish and manage alone or in co-operation with others, hostels, hospitals, guest-houses, “SENIOR CITIZEN HOMES’ etc for the retired fraternity, widows, other Air Force personnel and their dependents.
  • To print and publish or cause to be printed and published books, periodicals, pamphlets, newspapers or any other publications and to undertake production of or assist in the productions of films, scripts, dramas, cultural shows etc, as may be considered necessary for the promotion of the objects of the Association.
  • To promote interest in defence studies and in particular in the field of national security, air power, military aviation, general aviation and allied subjects.
  • To create interest in the Air Force and promote interest in aviation amongst the public.
  • To create Trusts and or other similar institutions, to award scholarships, stipends, loans, financial assistance for promotion of studies and research.
  • To subscribe to or to become members of or otherwise cooperate with any other association/associations in India or abroad whose objects are similar to, or in part similar to the objects of the Association.
  • To create awareness amongst the public about the problems of ex-Air Force personnel and their families and to enlist cooperation from other institutions, organisations, establishments, departments and other bodies for their resettlement or otherwise to help them in solving their problems.
  • To place at the disposal of the Government, the services of the Association or any of its branches, to be utilized in the event of wars, calamities, natural or otherwise, whether locally or at the national level.
  • To hold periodical conferences, meetings, seminars, lectures, exhibitions, film shows on matters of interest to the Air Force or the Ex-IAF personnel and their families.
  • To organize talks, discussion, seminars (like PC Lal Memorial Lecture), with participation of non-AF professionals, intellectuals and general public on issues such as national security, air power, military aviation, general aviation and allied subjects.
  • Our address and contact numbers :-  
  • Air Force Association, Air Force Station Race Course New Delhi-110003
  • Phone no.-011-23015762,23011208, Fax No.-01123792415
  • Email Address:- [email protected]