REPUBLIC OF INDIA
 


 

AIR FORCE FLAGS & PENNANTS SINCE 1950
 

Notes
 

The Indian Air Force Ensign follows the pattern of the RAF Ensign, with the Indian national flag and air force roundel in place of their British equivalents. The first IAF rank flags were also copied from the RAF, with green and saffron (orange) in place of dark blue and red. The design of  Presidential Colour of the IAF is based on that of the Queen's Colour of the RAF.

Usually there is only one Air Chief Marshal (equivalent to a US four-star general) on active duty at any given time, and he serves in the position of Chief of the Air Staff. His rank flag therefore doubles as the appointment flag for that office.

Adoption Dates: The current Indian Air Force Ensign was adopted in 1950.

Flag Proportions: The IAF ensign has 1:2 proportions. Proportions of and rank flags are 2:3.
 


 

AIR FORCE ENSIGN

 

PRESIDENTIAL COLOUR OF THE AIR FORCE

 

RANK FLAGS & PENNANTS

 

AIR CHIEF MARSHAL AND CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

 

AIR MARSHAL

 

AIR VICE-MARSHAL

 

AIR COMMODORE

 

GROUP CAPTAIN
 

 

WING COMMANDER
 



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