Correct Answer : Option (D) - Indian Air Force
The Centre on Saturday(8th Oct 2022) approved the creation of a weapon systems branch for the Indian Air Force (IAF) officers for the first time since Independence.
Addressing a gathering during the 90th Air Force Day celebrations here, Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari said, "It is my privilege to announce that the government has approved the creation of a weapon systems branch for the officers of the Indian Air Force."
"This is the first time since Independence that a new operational branch is being created. The creation of this branch would result in savings of over Rs 3,400 crore due to the reduced expenditure on flying training," he said.
This was the first time that the annual day celebrations were held outside the National Capital Region (NCR).
The Defence Ministry said in a statement, "In a historic step for the Indian Air Force (IAF)
, the government has approved the creation of a new branch called the weapon systems branch
."..Source : Business Standard