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Which of the following was the first Aircraft inducted by the Indian Air Force in 1932?
 A. de Havilland Tiger Moth
 B.Westland Wapiti
 C.Supermarine spitfire
 D.Fairchild Packet.

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Hint:Indian Air Force came into being on 8 October 1932. Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee, born on 5 -march-1911, is considered the father of the Indian Air Force. Total five pilots commissioned with the First aircraft inducted by Indian Air Force and those five pilots are Subroto Mukherjee, Harish Chandra Sircar, Aizad Baksh, Amarjeet Singh, and Bhupendra Singh.

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 Indian Aircraft gave its support to the UK during the world war. During the second world war, the setting up of training facilities for the pilots of Indian saw an advent and raising of various flights for Anti-Aircraft co-operation and for Coastal defense. Westland Wapiti a single flight extended into two, and then three flights in order to become a full-fledged squadron. Total 67 Wapitis were inducted through the hands of the Indian Air Force till 1943 and then stopped flying. On 01 April 1933 Indian Air force was equipped with four Wapiti aircraft and this marked an important milestone for IAF and made India enter into the technologically savvy. Wapiti has a nickname "What-a-pity".The first aircraft inducted by the Indian Air force in 1932 was Westland Wapiti.

Hence, the correct answer is option (B).

Note: Wapiti is manhandled by teams of men into flying positions and it did not always come installed with radios, so the pilots had to carry caged messenger pigeons so that they could send important messages to the ground stations.