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Dress No 1
(Winter Ceremonial Dress)

 

 

DETAILS OF DRESS

Blue Grey terrywool tunic with silk rank braid on sleeves with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue Grey terrywool trousers.
Light Blue terrycot full sleeve shirt with plain black tie.
Peak Cap/Navy Blue turban badges and light Blue under turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP Shoes.
Entitled full medals and decorations.
Entitled aircrew and other proficiency badges.
Grey name tab.
Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.
White webbing for parades when so prescribed.

OCCASIONS OF WEARING

(a) Formal receiving/calling/departure of :

(i) President of India

(ii) Foreign Heads of States/Prime Ministers on State visits only.

(iii)Royalty.

(iv) Chief of the Army Staff, Chief of the Naval Staff and Chief of the Air Staff.

(b) Visits by the President of India.

(c) State ceremonials, i.e., Investitures at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Proclamation Parades, Independence Day celebrations, Republic Day Parade, Martyrs' Day or any other occasions notified as such.

(d) State functions, i.e. At Home reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan/Raj Bhawan or at other places when so ordered.

(e) Courts Martial.

(f) Guards of Honour.

(g) State/Military Funerals, Attestations, Service and other anniversary parades.

(h) At ceremonies and entertainments when the local commander considers it desirable to do special Honour to that occasion.

(j) Reception of foreign VIPs, eg., Ministers of cabinet rank, Chiefs of Staff, Commander-in-Chief of a State and Armed Forces, Goodwill missions on official state visits.

(k) When a visiting Head of State of a foreign country holds a reception.

(l) Individuals witnessing/participating in ceremonial parades.

(m) When parading with airmen, eg., Proclamation Parades, Investiture Parades, Independence Day Parade, Republic Day Parade, Martyrs' Day parade, Guard of Honour, State/Military Funeral Parades, Attestation Parades, Service & other Anniversary Parades etc.

 

Dress No 2
(Summer Ceremonial)

DETAILS OF DRESS

Light Blue terrycot half sleeve shirt with silk rank braid on shoulders with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue grey terrycot trousers.
Narrow blue grey nylon belt with chrome plated IAF crest on belt buckle.
Peak Cap/Navy Blue turban with authorised turban badges and light blue band under turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP Shoes.
Entitled aircrew badges and other proficiency badges.
Entitled full medals and decorations.
Grey name tab.
Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.
White webbing on parades, when so prescribed.

OCCASIONS TO WEAR

(a) Formal receiving/calling/departure of :

(i) President of India

(ii) Foreign Heads of States/Prime Ministers on State Visits only.

(iii) Royalty.

(iv) Chief of the Army Staff, Chief of the Naval Staff and Chief of the Air Staff.

(b) Visits by the President of India.

(c) State ceremonials, i.e.,Investitures at Rashtrapati Bhawan, Proclamation Parades, Independence Day celebrations, Republic Day parade, Martyrs' Day or any other occasions notified as such.

(d) State functions, i.e., At Home Reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan/Raj Bhawan or at other places when so ordered.

(e) Courts Martial.

(f) Guards of Honour.

(g) State/Military Funerals, Attestations, Service and other anniversary parades.

(h) At ceremonies and entertainments when the local commander considers it desirable to do special Honour to that occasion.

(j) Reception of foreign VIPs, eg., Minister of Cabinet rank, Chiefs of Staff, Commander-in-Chief of a State and Armed Forces Goodwilll Missions on official state visits.

(k) When a visiting Head of State of a foreign country holds a reception.

(l) Individuals witnessing/participating in ceremonial parades.

(m) When parading with airmen, eg., Proclamation Parades, Investiture Parades, Independence Day Parade, Republic Day Parade, Martyrs' Day Parade, Guard of Honour, State/Military funeral Parades, Attestation Parades, Service and other Anniversary Parades etc.

 

Dress No 3
(Winter Semi-Ceremonial)

 

DETAILS OF DRESS

Blue grey terrywool tunic with silk rank braid on sleeves with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue grey terrywool trousers.
Light Blue terrycot full sleeve shirt with plain black tie.
Peak cap/Navy Blue turban with authorised turban badge and light blue band under turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP shoes.
Air crew/Controller Badges.
Grey name tab.
Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.
White webbings for parade when so prescribed.
Proficiency Badges

OCCASIONS TO WEAR

(a) Functions at the residence of the Prime Minister, COAS, CNS, CAS, AOsC-in-C and their equivalent in other services, when uniform is prescribed in the invitation.

(b) Receiving/calling on and departure of the Prime Minister and other ministers of Indian cabinet.

(c) Receiving Minister of State of Foreign Countries on state visit and at their departure.

(d) Functions in Service Messes/Clubs, when Mess Dress is not specified.

(e) Any other occasion when so ordered.

 

 Dress No 3A
(Winter Semi-Ceremonial)

DETAILS OF DRESS

Blue grey terrywool tunic with silk rank braid on sleeves with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue grey terrywool trousers.
Light Blue terrycot full sleeve shirt with plain black tie.
Peak cap/Navy Blue turban with authorised turban badge and light blue band under turban.
Plain black socks.
Black oxford DMS shoes/Black Oxford leather soled shoes.
Entitled aircrew badges and other proficiency badges.
Entitled ribbons and decorations.
Grey name tab.
White webbing for parade when so prescribed

Note:-Same as Dress No.3 except that aiguilletes are not worn

OCCASIONS TO WEAR

(a) Functions at the residence of the Prime Minister, COAS, CNS, CAS, AOsC-IN-C and their equivalent in other services, when uniform is prescribed in the invitation.

(b) Receiving/Calling on and departure of the Prime Minister and other ministers of Indian Cabinet.

(c) Receiving Minister of State of Foreign Countries on state visit and at their departure.

(d) Functions in Service Messes/Clubs, whe Mess Dress is not specified.

(e) Any other occasion when so ordered.

Note:- Dress No.3A is only to be worn when it is clearly specified that aiguillettes are not to be worn or "Aiguillettes -Negative".

Dress No 4
(Summer Semi-Ceremonial)

 

 

DETAILS OF DRESS

Light Blue terrycot half sleeve shirt with silk rank braid on shoulders with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue grey terrycot trousers.
Narrow blue grey nylon belt with chrome plated IAF crest on belt buckle.
Peak cap/Navy blue turban with authorised turban badge and light blue under turban.
Plain black socks.
Black OP shoes.
Entitled ribbons and decorations.
Entitled aircrew badge and other proficiency badges.
Grey name tab.
Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.
White webbing when so prescribed

OCCASIONS TO WEAR

(a) Functions at the residence of the Prime Minister, COAS, CNS, CAS, AOsC-in-C and their equivalent in other services, when uniform is prescribed in the invitation.

(b) Receiving/calling on and departure of the Prime Minister and other Ministers of Indian Cabinet.

(c) Receiving Minister of State of Foreign countries on state visit and at their departure.

(d) Functions in Service Messes/Clubs, when Mess Dress is not specified.

(e) Any other occasion when so ordered.

Dress No 4A

(Additional Dress for Air Officers)
(Summer Semi-Ceremonial)

Light Blue terrycot half sleeve shirt with silk rank braid on shoulders with Collar Tags as applicable.
Blue grey terrycot trousers.
Narrow blue grey nylon belt with chrome plated IAF crest on belt buckle.
Peak cap/Navy blue turban with authorised turban badge and light blue band under turban.
Plain black socks.
Black oxford DMS shoes/Black Oxford leather soled shoes.
Entitled ribbons and decorations.
Entitled aircrew badge and other proficiency badges.
Grey name tab.
White webbing when so prescribed.

Occasions to wear

(a) Functions at the residence of the Prime Minister. COAS, CNS, CAS, AOsC-in-C and their equivalent in other services, when uniform is priscribed in the invitation.

(b) Receiving/Calling on and departure of the Prime Minister and other Ministers of Indian Cabinet.

(c) Receiving Minister of State of Foreign countries on state visit and at their departure.

(d) Functions in Service Messes/Clubs, when Mess Dress is not specified.

(e) Any other occasion when so ordered.

Note:- Dress No.4A is only to be worn when it is clearly specified that aiguillettes are not ot be worn or "Aiguillettes-Negative.

    Dress No 5
    (Winter Working Dress)

     

    DETAILS OF DRESS

    Blue terrycot full sleeve shirt.
    Blue grey terrywool trousers.
    Blue grey jersey with silk rank braids stitched on blue grey cloth on shoulder flap.
    Plain black tie.
    Side cap/Navy blue turban with authorised turban badge and light blue band under turban.
    Plain black socks.
    Entitled aircrew badge.
    Black OP shoes.
    Grey name tab.

    OCCASIONS TO WEAR

    Normal working dress.

    Note :

    (a) For field Units only.
    (b) For formation HQ also when visiting field units on temporary duty/attachment.

     

    Dress No 6
    (Summer Working Dress)

     

    DETAILS OF DRESS

    Light blue terrycot half sleeve shirt with silk rank braid on shoulders with Collar Tags as applicable.
    Blue grey terrycot trousers.
    Narrow blue grey nylon belt with chrome plated IAF crest on belt buckle.
    Side cap/navy blue turban with auth'd turban badge & light blue band under turban.
    Plain black socks.
    Black OP shoes.
    Entitled ribbons and decorations.
    Entitled aircrew badge and other proficiency badges.
    Grey name tab.

    OCCASION TO WEAR

    (a) Normal working dress.

    (b) Inspection by the President at normal work and in the field or during operations.

    Dress No 7
    (Winter Working Dress)

     

    DETAILS OF DRESS

    Blue grey terrywool blouse with silk rank braid on shoulders with Collar Tags as applicable.
    Blue grey terrywool trousers.
    Blue terrycot full sleeve shirt with plain black tie.
    Side cap/navy blue turban with auth'd turban badge and light blue under turban.
    Plain black socks.
    Black OP shoes.
    Entitled aircrew badge and other proficiency badges.
    Entitled ribbons and decorations.
    Grey name tab.

    OCCASIONS TO WEAR

    (a) Normal working dress.

    (b) To be used at Formation HQs only.

    (c) To be used in field formation at specified units during specified period at the discretion of AOC-in-C. When dress No.7 is authorised, Dress No.5 will not be worn simultaneously at same location during specified period.

    (d) To be used by fields units when visiting formation HQ on temporary duty attachment.

    Dress No 7A
    (Light Winter Working Dress)

    Blue Terrycot Full sleeve shirt with shoulder Flaps.
    Rank braid on shoulders.(Same color as shirt material as for summer uniform.
    BG Terrywool Trouser..
    Grey Name Tab.
    Plain Black Tie. To be worn in a manner that it covers half of the buckle of the belt.
    Blue Narrow Nylon Belt as worn with summer working dress
    Entitled Aircrew badge/Brevet.
    Side cap/navy blue turban with auth'd turban badge and light blue band under turban.
    Plain Black socks
    Black OP shoes.

    OCCASIONS TO WEAR

    (a) Working dress when prescribed.

    (b) Visiting other Units/Formations/Ministries when prescribed.

    Dress No 8
    (Summer Mess Dress)


    DETAILS OF DRESS

    White closed collar terrycot tunic with silver rank braid on blue grey epaulettes and silver buttons.
    Blue grey terrycot trousers.
    White terrycot full sleeve shirt without collar.
    Peak Cap/navy blue turban with auth'd turban badge and light blue band under turban.
    Plain black socks.
    Black OP shoes.
    Entitled miniature medals.
    Miniature zari wing/brevet (where entitled).
    Grey name tab.
    Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.
    Star(s) on sleeves as applicable.
    Entitled Air Crew/Controller badges.

    OCCASIONS TO WEAR

    • State functions, e.e., Banquets, Dinners, formal entertainments and receptions after dusk at Rashtrapati Bhavan/Raj Bhavan.
    • When dining entertainments and attending formal functions after dusk at the residence of the Prime Minister COAS, CNS, CAS, AOsC-in-C and their equivalent in other services.
    • State functions after dusk in honour of the foreign Heads of state/Heads of State of their countries.
    • Receptions and functions after dusk by Heads of Diplomatic Missions to meet Heads of State of Head Countries.
    • Entertainments in service establishments other than informal social after dusk.
    • Dining in Service Messes and other service functions as may be ordered.
    • When a visiting Heads of State of foreign country holds a reception after dusk and on formal dinners.

    Note :

    (a) EmbroideredStar(s) of 16mm diameter on sleeves at 80 mm from the cuff end.

    (b) To be worn by all Air rank officers.

    Dress No 9
    (Winter Mess Dress)

     

    DETAILS OF DRESS

    Off white closed collar terrywool coat with zari on the collar, silver rank braid on blue grey epaulettes and silver buttons.
    White terrycot full sleeve shirt without collar.
    Blue grey terrywool trousers.
    Peak cap/navy blue turban with auth'd turban badge and light blue band under turban.
    Plain black socks.
    Black OP shoes.
    Grey name tab.
    Entitled miniature medals.
    Miniature zari wing/brevet.
    Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.
    Star(s) on sleeves as applicable.
    Air Crew/Controller Badges

    OCCASIONS TO WEAR

    • State functions, e.g., Banquets, Dinners, formal entertainments and receptions after dusk at Rashtrapati Bhavan/Raj Bhavan.
    • When dining entertainments and attending formal functions after dusk at the residence of the Prime Minister, COAS, CNS, CAS, AOsC-in-C and their equivalent in other services.
    • State functions after dusk in honour of the foreign Heads of State/Heads of State of their countries.
    • Receptions and functions after dusk by Heads of Diplomatic Missions to meet Heads of State of Heads Countries.
    • Entertainments in service establishments other than informal social after dusk.
    • Dining in service messes and other service functions as may be ordered.
    • When a visiting Heads of State of foreign country holds a reception after dusk and on formal dinners.
    Note :

    (a) Embroidered star(s) of 16mm diameter on sleeves at 80 mm from the cuff end.

    (b) To be worn by all Air rank officers.

    Dress No 10
    (Summer Mess Dress)

     

    DETAILS OF DRESS

    White half sleeve terrycot shirt (without pockets) with silver rank braid on blue grey epaulettes, with Collar Tags as applicable.
    Blue grey terrycot trousers.
    Blue grey terrycot cummerbund.
    Side cap/navy blue turban with auth'd turban badge and light blue band under turban.
    Plain black socks.
    Black OP Shoes.
    Miniature zari wing/brevet.
    Miniature ribbons.
    Grey name tab.
    Air Crew/Controller Badges.

    OCCASIONS TO WEAR(a) Summer mess dresses for functions other than those for which Dress No.8 is specified.

    Dress No 11
    (Winter Ceremonial Dress)

    DETAILS OF DRESS

    Blue grey terrywool tunic with silk rank braids on sleeves (66% Terene 33% wool) with Collar Tags as applicable.
    Blue grey terrywool trousers.
    Light Blue terrycot full sleeve shirt with plain black tie.
    Peak cap/navy blue turban with auth'd turban badge with light blue under turban.
    Plain black socks.
    Black OP shoes.
    Entitled full medals/decorations.
    Entitled aircrew and other proficiency badges.
    Grey name tab.
    Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.

    OCCASIONS TO WEAR

    (a) Formal receiving/calling/departure of :

    (i) President of India.

    (ii) Foreign Heads of States/Prime Ministers on State Visits only.(iii) Royalty.

    (iv) Chief of the Army Staff, Chief of the Naval Staff and Chief of the Air Staff.

    (b) Visits by the President of India.

    (c) State ceremonials, i.e. Investitures at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Proclamation parades, Independence Day celebrations, Republic Day parade, Martyrs' Day or any other occasions notified as such.

    (d) State functions, i.e. 'At Home' reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan/Raj Bhavan or at other places when so ordered.

    (e) Courts Martial.

    (f) Guards of Honour.

    (g) State/Military Funerals, Attestations, Service and other anniversary parades.

    (h) At ceremonies and entertainments when the local commander considers it desirable to do special Honour to that occasion.

    (j) Reception of foreign VIPs, e.g., Minister of Cabinet rank, Chiefs of Staff, Commander-in-Chief of a State and Armed Forces Good will missions on official state visits.

    (k) When a visiting Head of State of a foreign country holds a reception.

    Note :   

    (a) May be used for all cermonial purposes when Dress No.I is prescribed.

    (b) These dresses are however not to be worn when parading with airmen.

     

    Dress No 13
    (Winter Semi Ceremonial Dress)
     

     DETAILS OF DRESS

    Blue grey terrywool tunic with silk rank braids on sleeves (67% Terene 33% wool) with Collar Tags as applicable.
    Blue grey terrywool trousers.
    Light Blue terrycot full sleeve shirt with plain black tie.
    Peak cap/navy blue turban with auth'd turban badge with light blue band under turban.
    Plain black socks.
    Black OP Shoes.
    Entitled ribbons and decorations.
    Entitled aircrew and other proficiency badges.
    Grey name tab.
    Aiguillettes for Air rank officers.

    OCCASIONS TO WEAR

    (a) Functions at the residence of the Prime Minister, COAS, CNS, CAS, AOC-in-C and their equivalents in other services, when uniforn is prescribed in the invitation.

    (b) Receiving / calling on and departure of the PM and other union cabinet ministers.

    (c) Receiving Minister of state of foreign countries on state visit and at their departure.

    (d) Functions in Service Messes / Clubs when mess dress is not specified.Note :

    (a) May be worn as optional to Dress No.3 when so authorised by competent authority.

    (b) To be worn only when not parading with airmen.

     
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