The IAF celebrates the 89th day of its founding; ceremony to commemorate the victory of the 1971 war
The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 89th founding day on October 8. The celebrations began at Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, attended by the Air Force Chief of Staff and senior officials from the three armed forces.
The IAF Day Parade will feature formations with call signs related to places and people involved in the 1971 war in which India defeated Pakistan and led to the creation of Bangladesh.
The Vinaash formation flying in the parade would present victory in Longewala operations with six Hawk planes. The flypast would also include historic airplanes, modern transport planes, and frontline fighter jets. The ceremony will end at 10:52 a.m.
On Air Force Day 2021, Chief of the Air Staff citations were awarded to three units, including the 47th Squadron, for roles in operations as well as air strikes in the Pakistani border after February 26, 2019 in Balakot and in the Ladakh sector in front of China for large operations at high altitude. .
The IAF, in a press release, said the 116 helicopter unit equipped with armed helicopters ALH Dhruv received a citation from the Chief of the Air Staff for a role in the post airstrikes. -Balakot on the Pakistani border and for being deployed to an advanced location. air base along the northern borders after the Galwan clash in June last year.
In honor of Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon, its only Param Vir Chakra laureate, the Sekhon squad would see a Rafale, an LCA Tejas, a Jaguar, a MiG-29 and a Mirage 2000 together fly over the parade. Meghna training linked to the famous IAF helicopter bridging operations to transport army troops across the Meghna River would include Mi-17 and Chinook helicopters with a suspended howitzer.
On Air Force Day, Prime Minister Modi sent a salute to the Air Warriors and their families. “The Indian Air Force is synonymous with courage, diligence and professionalism. It has distinguished itself in the defense of the country and by its humanitarian spirit in times of challenges,” said Prime Minister Modi.
“Greetings to Air Warriors, Veterans and their families on Air Force Day. The nation is proud of the Indian Air Force which has repeatedly proven its skills and abilities during peace and war. I am sure the IAF will continue to maintain its precious standards of excellence, ”President Ram Nath Kovind wrote on Twitter.
On October 8, 1932, the Indian Air Force was established as a support force for the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom. Initially the IAF was known as the Royal Indian Air Force, but in 1950 the Royal prefix was dropped. The Indian Air Force is the world’s fourth largest air force. The IAF is headed by an Air Chief Marshal (ACM) while the President of India is the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
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