New Delhi: Highlighting the “untiring efforts and supreme sacrifices” made by its personnel, the Indian Air Force is celebrating its 86th anniversary on Monday by holding a grand parade-cum-investiture ceremony at the Air Force Station at Hindon in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad. October 8 commemorates the official foundation day of the force.
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.
Earlier on Sunday, as part of 86th anniversary, the IAF organised an 8 km cross-country run with approximately 500 air warriors and a cycle rally with 100 children in Jammu.
On Air Force Day, President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi, celebrities and commoners took to twitter to thank the IAF personnel and their families for guarding our skies.
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