This Article is From Oct 01, 2019

Air Show Organised In Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore Ahead of Air Force Day

Different fighter jets and aircraft displayed at the air show included Tejas, Antonov An-32 transport aircraft, helicopters among others.

Air Show Organised In Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore Ahead of Air Force Day

Air Force air show in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu:

The Indian Air Force On Monday organised an air show and on display were the fighter aircraft and helicopters at Sulur Air Force Station, near Coimbatore.

Different fighter jets and aircraft displayed at the air show included Tejas, Antonov An-32 transport aircraft, helicopters among others.

The air show and display were held in the run-up to the 87th Air Force Day celebrations which will be organised on October 8.

The show was attended by schoolchildren and teachers who were briefed about the utility and the applications of the various aircraft and weapons which were on display.

"The main focus is to prove our aerial strength and motivate the youngsters to join the Indian Air Force," officials of the IAF said.

The Indian Air Force was established on October 8, 1932, in undivided India which was under colonial rule. It was given the prefix "Royal" by King George VI for its contribution during the Second World War. The prefix was later dropped in 1950 when India became a republic.