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                    form must be forwarded in FOUR COPIES along with
                    two copies of passport size photographs of the trainee
                    AT LEAST ONE MONTH in advance of the arrival of
                    the trainee in India. This FORM is required for
                    SECURITY clearance of the trainee from the MHA.

                    must be forwarded in THREE COPIES along with two
                    copies of passport size photographs of the trainee AT
                    LEAST ONE MONTH in advance of the arrival of the
                    trainee in India. This FORM specifies the SECURITY
                    clearance level of the trainee by HIS Government.

3. MEDICAL STANDARDS: AB–INITIO PILOTS.              The necessary medical
standards required of a trainee arriving for AB-INITIO PILOT training i.e.

4. INSTRUCTIONS FOR TRAINEES       Contains essential information for
the trainees. It is requested that a copy of these Instructions be made
available to the trainees to facilitate their stay in India.

                         AT IAF TRAINING INSTITUTIONS

1.      Unit to be Visited
2.      Name if Full
3.      Father’s Name
4.      Date & place of Birth
5.      Nationality
6.      Passport No.
7.      Place of Issue
8.      Date of Expiry
9.      Date of arrival in India
10.     Name of Organisation to which belongs
11.     Present Address

12.     Purpose of Visit and Authority
13.     Date and Duration of Visit
14.     Sections in the unit to be visited
15.     Particulars of IAF Officer Accompanying
16.     Mode of Travel
17.     Admin Facilities to be Provided by Command/Unit
18.     Security Limitation, if any, By Dte.

19.     Any Other Information.

                             Signature of
                             Sponsoring Officer at
     Date:                     Dte of Trg at Air HQSECURITY CLEARANCE
1. Name, Rank & Service No.

2. Nationality                   Father’s Name
3. Arm of Service                Appointment
4. Passport No.            Visa No                 Valid till
5. Date and Place of Birth

6. Height           (in cms) Colour of Hair        Colour of eyes
7. Visible identification marks if any :-
8. The above has been selected to attend the following course :-
Name of Course                         From              To

8. Certified that the above named has been cleared in accordance with the
national security standards up to the level of _______________________ and
that the Government of __________________________________________ is
aware of no security objection to his attending the course(s).

9. The Government of ___________________________________________
undertakes to give proper security protection to any classified information
disclosed to the above named during this course / these courses and not to
release to a third country without prior approval of the Government of India
any information so disclosed.

                                              Signature of ______________
                                              Authorising officer
 Stamp of Trainee’s                           Name ___________
 Service Ministry                             Appointment _______________

 Date _____________________

General Health

1.    A candidate should be free from any deformity and be physically and
mentally fit to withstand the severe stress entailed in flying for prolonged
period in peace or war, at high altitudes by day or night and in all types of

2.   A candidate must be free from any active or latent acute or chronic
medical or surgical disability or infection.

3.    Cardiovascular, respiratory, uro-genital, nervous and other systems of
the body should be normal.

4.    Height. Not less than 162.56cm (64”), but not more than 190.50 (75”).

5.    Leg Length.      Not less than 99.06(39”). Min 99.00 cm Max 120.00cm
                       Sitting height – 81.50 cm (Min) and 96.00 (Max)
                       Thigh length – 64.00 cm (Max)

6.    Chest measurements. Fully expanded chest should not be less than
81.20 cm (32”) with 5.08cm(2”) expansion.

7.    Weight.     Should correlate with individual’s age and height.

8.    Visual Acuity.     6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in the other correctable to 6/6
with glasses. Fields of vision must be full in each eye. Hypermetropia + 2.0
Dsp. Myopia-Nil. Astigmatism +0.75 Dcy. Candidates who wear glasses will be
rejected. The fundi and media of the eye should be normal. There should not
be any active disease of the eyelids.

9.    Colour Vision.     Normal. (Martin Lantern 1)- CPI.

10. Hearing. Should be able to hear forced whisper from a distance of
609.6 cm (20 feet) with each ear separately (other being closed). The
candidate’s tympanic membranes of both ears should be normal and freely
mobile denoting the potency of Eustachian tubes. There should not be any
sign of chronic or active SOM Audiometric test should be normal.
Audiometric loss should not be greater than +10db in frequencies between 250
HZ and 4000HZ.

11.   Urine.      Should be free from sugar and albumen.

12. Dental.       Should have sufficient number of teeth for efficient

13.   ECG & EEG.        ECG and EEG must be within normal limits.

14. X-Ray.        X-Ray of the chest must be normal. X-Ray spine must be
taken to exclude spinal abnormalities like scoliosis of more than 7 deg by
Cobb’s method.



1.     Arrangements for the travel of trainees from their country to the
training institution are to be carried out by their respective country. In all
cases, the exact date and time of arrival of the trainees at the location of the
Training Unit in India, the mode of travel (Name of Airline and Flight
Number) should be intimated to the Indian Diplomatic Mission or Ministry of
External Affairs (ED), Govt. of India at least one month in advance.
Trainees are expected to arrive in India/at the IAF training unit one working
day prior to the date of commencement of their course.


2.   Trainees should be familiar Customs and Foreign Exchange
Regulations in force in India through the local Indian Diplomatic Mission.


3.    Foreign trainees are advised to bring adequate easily convertible
foreign currency / traveller’s cheque for exchange in Indian Rupees to meet
all their expenses for a minimum of two months at the IAF training
institution. In general Officers living expenses are INR 6000/- and INR
2000/- for airmen trainees.


4.    Trainees should be in possession of the following documents: -

     (a) Passport and Visa, valid for the duration of stay, and an
     International Health Certificate.

     (b)    Medical Fitness Certificate (including HIV).

     (c)    Identity Card issued by respective Governments.

     (d)    Flying Log Books (For all trainees arriving for flying courses).

5.    On arrival at the IAF training unit, these documents will be deposited
with the unit authorities and a receipt obtained: these will be returned before
proceeding on leave / departure. A temporary identity card will be issued to
the trainees by the IAF training unit, which is to be returned before final
departure from the unit.

                    REGISTRATION / PHOTOGRAPHS

6.    Trainees reporting for courses of more than 90 days duration will be
registered under the Registration for Foreigners Rules 1939, through the
Head of the IAF training unit. Trainees are advised to carry 6 copies of their
passport size photographs for this purpose; 10 additional passport-size
photographs should also be brought for any other requirement.

                         DISPOSAL / DEPARTURE

7.    Arrangements for the return of trainees are made by their countries
and the trainees are informed about these arrangements well before the
termination of the course. Trainees should communicate direct with their
diplomatic Missions in New Delhi in this connection, at least 2 months
before the termination of courses. All trainees will be allowed to disperse as
per the instructions of their Governments.
8.   The Diplomatic Mission concerned will also arrange the repatriation of
those trainees who have been found medically unfit or in the case of
premature withdrawal from training.


9.    It is not advisable to bring either arms and ammunition or personal
vehicles. The local Indian Diplomatic Mission should be contacted with
regard to the regulations governing import of and use of such items in India.

   10. Foreign trainees are advised not to bring any valuable items like
 jewellery etc. with them. The responsibility of their safekeeping rests with
                   the trainees.CLIMATE AND CLOTHING

11. Generally, the winter months are from November to February and the
summer months from April to September. Monsoon season is usually from
mid June to mid-September and in Jan/ Feb. It is advisable to bring a light
pullover/jacket for use in South India. It is strongly recommended to bring
winter clothing for courses conducted in Central/North India.

12. Suitable bedding should be brought by officer trainees or bought on
arrival in India. Flight Cadets and Airmen trainees are provided bedding on
loan, by the IAF training unit. However, they are free to bring bedding of
their choice.

13. All trainees should bring adequate number of winter and summer
uniforms, Ceremonial/Mess Dresses (service and civilian), civilian dress,
and appropriate clothing for PT/Sports/Games. Trainees required to be
commissioned on completion of their training or likely to be promoted during
a course, should be in possession of appropriate rank badges and brevets


14. Specialist items like flying clothing, protective clothing etc, will be
issued on loan. Trainees may have to pay for any loss or damage, under
the same rules and regulation as applicable to IAF personnel.

15. Trainees are advised to derive the maximum benefit from the course.
All details will be explained on arrival at the IAF training units. Adequate
reference libraries, demonstration rooms, etc are available for use.
Stationery, Training notes and specified books are normally supplied free of
charge, some of which may have to be returned before departure. At the
end of each stage/ Term of the course, the performance of trainees will be
evaluated and they will be informed accordingly.

                     SUSPENSION FROM TRAINING

16. Trainees detailed for various courses should meet the prescribed
QRs. Every effort is made to ensure that a trainee comes to the minimum
acceptable standard, by giving extra coaching etc. However, in spite of
extra coaching, if a trainee does not come up to the desired level, he may
be withdrawn from the course and repatriated to his country.

                              DAILY ROUTINE

17. The Programme for most trainees normally commences at first light
each day until about 2200 hrs. Sundays and other holidays are free. The
working day is a well-balanced one and includes studies, PT/Sports/Games,
as well as rest and recreation.

                          SPORTS AND GAMES

18. Great emphasis is laid on the physical fitness of the trainees. PT,
Sports and Games are organised regularly as part of the training
Programme and foreign trainees are required to participate in the same.

                       RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

19. In addition to the library and outdoor games / sports, facilities are also
available for indoor games. Facilities for hobbies, such as photography,
painting, drawing, dramatics, music, electronics etc. are also normally

20. Most of the IAF training units are located in important cities or close to
them and there are number of theatres, cinema halls, hotels, restaurants
and clubs in these cities, English Hindi and other regional language films
are screened daily.


21. Foreign trainees are subject to Indian Civil Law while in India. For
purposes of local administration and discipline, they come under the control
of the Head of the IAF training unit in the same way as the Indian trainees.
Trainees are expected to conduct themselves in an exemplary manner on
or off duty. Stress is laid on punctuality at all times. Detailed instructions
on the norms of conduct will be issued on arrival at the IAF training unit.

                      ACCOMMODATION / MESSING

22. In India, there are separate messes and accommodation for Officers /
Flight Cadets, for Senior Non-Commissioned Officers and airmen. Trainees
will be accommodated in respective messes depending upon their rank and
status, commensurate with the rank structure in the IAF. Charges are levied
at the same rates as for the Indian trainees of corresponding rank.

23. Except at the Defence Services Staff College, married
accommodation is not available for foreign trainees. Trainees desirous of
bringing their family should obtain prior permission and requests should be
addressed to the Directorate of Training (F-II), Air Headquarters (VB), Rafi
Marg, New Delhi 110011 (India), through the Indian Diplomatic Mission.
Once in the IAF training units, requests are to be made to the unit. If
available, accommodation at prescribed rates may be provided for families
of officer trainees undergoing courses of long duration. For short duration
courses officer trainees would have to make their own arrangements for
accommodation of their families; this is normally not desirable. Flight
Cadets, airmen and NCO trainees are not permitted to bring their families.
For courses of less than 12 weeks officer trainees are not permitted to bring
their families.

24. Mess bills are normally presented monthly in the first week of the
month for the previous month and MUST be cleared in full by the trainees
by the 10th of the month.

25. Meals served in the messes normally consist of Indian and English
type meals. Beef is not served / cooked in the Messes. Separate or special
arrangements are generally not made. However, extra messing / food items
can be provided.

                       MOVING OUT ON HOLIDAYS

26. Trainees are permitted to go out of the camp on certain days and
holidays but are to return to the camp by the stipulated time. Overnight
stays outside camp are not permitted without prior permission of the unit


27. Trainees desirous of inviting private guests into the camp are to obtain
prior permission in writing from the IAF authorities well in advance. This
prevents embarrassment to all concerned. Trainees who are living in
bachelor accommodation can entertain their guests only in the anteroom or
specific room provided in the Mess for the same; entertainment in bachelor
quarters is not permitted. Ladies are not permitted in bachelor quarters
under any circumstances whatsoever.

                      CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL

28. Prohibition laws are in force in various parts of India. Trainees are
advised to acquaint themselves with these regulations immediately on
arrival. Violation of these rules constitutes a civil offence. Consumption of
alcohol by trainees is permitted in the camp as per local rules. Flight cadets
are not permitted to do so.

                          SHOPPING FACILITIES

29. All the IAF training institutions have well stocked CSD Canteens
where, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) are available. In addition, a
shopping complex also exists catering to groceries, household provisions,
newspapers, periodicals, washing and dry cleaning, fresh food items,
vegetables, dairy products, meat, fish etc.

30. Officer and Senior Non-Commissioned Officer trainees may employ
private servants as recommended by the training unit. Flight Cadets are
normally provided with orderlies/ bearers. Airmen trainees are not provided
with orderlies / bearers.

31. Servants are to be paid by the trainees themselves. It should be
ensured that all servants / orderlies / bearers employed are in possession of
valid identity cards.

                           MEDICAL FACILITIES

32. All IAF training institutions have ‘Station Medical Centres (SMC)’
where free medical treatment is provided. In addition, serious cases are
referred to specialists at nearest Military hospital. Dental treatment is also
normally available.

                          LEAVE REGULATIONS

33. During the authorised ‘Break’ periods in the course, foreign trainees
may, with the prior permission of the Head of the IAF training unit and their
Govt/ Missions, proceed on leave to other parts of India or abroad, at their
own expense. A request for this purpose must be made to the Head of the
IAF training unit at least 30 days before commencement of leave. All
arrangements for the travel and accommodation at the place of leave will
have to be made by the trainees. The training unit authorities will provide
assistance towards the same. Sanction for leave after completion of the
course is required to be obtained by the trainees direct from their
Govt/ Missions, at least 2 months in advance.

34. Where necessary, leave restrictions may be imposed by the Head of
the training unit on those trainees whose progress is not satisfactory.

                               SIGHT SEEING

35. India is a vast and beautiful country, and is a tourist’s paradise with
many facilities. Trainees desirous of utilising this opportunity to see the
country may do so during leave / vacation periods. Detailed information on
various places of interest is available with the local Govt information offices
and / or travel agents.
                     ELECTRICITY / TV/ RADIO/ ETC

36. Electricity supply for domestic consumption is 220 Volts AC
throughout India. Cable TV is available. All foreign trainees require prior
written permission from IAF training unit authorities to possess/use of TV or
Radio within the campus.

                         SCHOOLS / COLLEGES

37. Most IAF training units have Nurseries / KGs and schools. These are
also definitely available in the nearby cities. The medium of instruction is
English, Hindi or a regional Indian language. For admission, the birth
certificate / last school certificate would be required. Science, Arts,
Commerce, Engineering and Medical colleges are usually available in all
big cities.

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