The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday celebrates its 86th Anniversary by holding a grand parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindan, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
IAF is one of the most powerful armed forces in the world that has fought numerous wars as well as did scores of civilian rescue operations.
As per the sources, the parade will be followed by air display and acrobatics by the Air Force’s various aircraft, including Jaguar, Bison, MiG-29, Mirage-2000 and SU-30 MKI fighter jets and Rudra helicoptors.
Established in 1932 as the Royal Indian Air Force under then British rule. In 1950, the name was changed to Indian Air Force.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his twitter account and congratulate the warriors and their families, “A grateful nation salutes our valorous air warriors and their families on Air Force Day. They keep our skies safe and are at the forefront of serving humanity in times of disasters. Proud of the Indian Air Force!”
President Ram Nath Kovind proudly honour air warriors of the Indian Air force on its 86th anniversary, “On Air Force Day, we proudly honour our air warriors, veterans, and families of the Indian Air Force. They safeguard our skies with courage and commitment,” the President tweeted.