President Ram Nath Kovind Wishes Valiant Air Warriors On Indian Air Force’s 86th Anniversary

The Indian Air Force today celebrates its 86th anniversary.

New Delhi: 

The Indian Air Force on the occasion of its 86th anniversary highlighting the “untiring efforts and supreme sacrifices” made by its personnel, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday. 

The Indian Air Force is holding a grand parade-cum-investiture ceremony at the Air Force Station at Hindon in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad.

The parade will be followed by an 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. Following the parade, visitors can also witness static display of aircraft, weapon, radar and missiles systems of the Indian Air Force, news agency IANS reported. 

The Indian Air Force was born in 1932 as the Royal Indian Air Force under then British rule. The name was changed to Indian Air Force in 1950. 

Here are the live updates on 86th Air Force Day:

The official twitter handle of the Kerala Chief Minister today expressed its gratefulness to the Indian Air Force for its relentless efforts to help the state that was ravaged by flood in August this year. The Kerala flood rescue operation was the largest disaster relief exercise the Air Force has ever conducted, with its powerful aircraft dropping a total of 2.47 lakh kg of relief material.


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