Indian Air Force Day 2020 Highlights: PM Modi, Defence Minister Congratulate Brave Warriors Of IAF On Air Force Day

Air Force Day 2020 Latest Updates: A key highlight this year is the newly-inducted Rafale fighter aircraft that will be featured.

Indian Air Force Day: A grand parade-cum-investiture ceremony was held at the Air Force Station.

New Delhi:

The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 88th anniversary today when it will showcase it prowess and put its mainstream fighter jets on display. A key highlight this year is the newly-inducted Rafale fighter aircraft that will be featured.

A grand parade-cum-investiture ceremony was held at the Air Force Station at Hindon near Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings to the ''brave warriors'' of the Indian Air Force (IAF). "Many congratulations to all the brave warriors of the Indian Air Force on Air Force Day. You not only keep the skies of the country safe but also play a leading role in the service of humanity in times of disaster. Your courage, valour and dedication to protect Maa Bharti inspire everyone," PM Modi tweeted in Hindi.

Here are the highlights on IAF Day 2020:

Oct 08, 2020 11:44 (IST)
On Ladakh Standoff, Air Chief Commends "Air Warriors For Quick Response"

On the occasion of Indian Air Force Day, 2020 Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Thursday assured the nation that the Indian Air Force will evolve and be ever ready to safeguard India's sovereignty and interests in all circumstances. Read Here
Oct 08, 2020 10:53 (IST)
Indian Air Force fighter jet carries out vertical charlie manoeuvre at Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad, as IAF celebrates its 88th anniversary today.
Oct 08, 2020 10:36 (IST)
Warm greetings to everyone from the Indian Air Force fraternity on the occasion of Air Force Day, tweeted Sachin Tendulkar.

Oct 08, 2020 10:33 (IST)
Rafale fighter jet carries out a minimum radius turn within an area smaller than a hockey field forming a figure of eight, on the 88th IAF day, at Hindon airbase.
Oct 08, 2020 10:25 (IST)
Flares fired by the Eklavya formation including Apache and Mi-35 attack helicopters at the Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad.
Oct 08, 2020 10:16 (IST)
Two Chinook helicopters take part in flypast to mark 88th Indian Air Force Day, at Hindon airbase.

Oct 08, 2020 09:57 (IST)
At Air Force's 88th Anniversary Today, Rafale Fighter Jets Big Highlight

The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 88th anniversary today when it will showcase it prowess and put its mainstream fighter jets on display. A key highlight this year is the newly-inducted Rafale fighter aircraft that will be featured. A grand parade-cum-investiture ceremony is being held at the Air Force Station at Hindon near Delhi. Read Here
Oct 08, 2020 09:53 (IST)
IAF ever ready to safeguard our nation: Air Chief

I want to assure the nation that the Indian Air Force will evolve and be ever ready to safeguard our nation's sovereignty and interests in all circumstances: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.

Oct 08, 2020 09:48 (IST)
As we enter the 89th year, the IAF is undergoing a transformational change. We are entering an era which will redefine where we employ aerospace power and conduct integrated multi-domain operations: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.

Oct 08, 2020 09:44 (IST)
US Ambassador to India Ken Juster congratulates Indian Air Force on their 88th anniversary today.  He says, "Defence cooperation is a cornerstone of the US-India relationship, as we work together to secure a free, open, and rules-based Indo-Pacific region."
Oct 08, 2020 09:30 (IST)
IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria inspects the 88th Indian Air Force Day parade at Hindon airbase
Oct 08, 2020 09:16 (IST)
Air Force Day: Nation remains indebted to IAF's contribution in securing our skies, says President

On the occasion of 88th Air Force Day, President Ram Nath Kovind honoured air warriors, veterans and the families of Indian Air Force (IAF), saying that the nation remains indebted to the contribution of the IAF in securing the skies. "On Air Force Day, we proudly honour our air warriors, veterans, and families of the Indian Air Force. The nation remains indebted to the contribution of the IAF in securing our skies and assisting civil authorities in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief," President Kovind tweeted.
Oct 08, 2020 09:13 (IST)
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh attends the 88th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon airbase.
Oct 08, 2020 09:07 (IST)
Ghaziabad: 88th Indian Air Force Day celebrations underway at Hindon Airbase.
Oct 08, 2020 09:05 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulations to all the brave warriors of the Indian Air Force on Air Force Day.
Oct 08, 2020 09:00 (IST)
Home Minister Amit Shah extends IAF Day greetings
Oct 08, 2020 08:58 (IST)
Nishan Toli being led by Squadron Leader Shivangi Rajawat marches at Hindon Air Force Station.
Oct 08, 2020 08:44 (IST)
Oct 08, 2020 08:43 (IST)
IAF Day 2020: PM Modi congratulates brave warriors of IAF on Air Force Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings to the ''brave warriors'' of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on the occasion of Indian Air Force Day 2020 on Thursday. "Many congratulations to all the brave warriors of the Indian Air Force on Air Force Day. You not only keep the skies of the country safe but also play a leading role in the service of humanity in times of disaster. Your courage, valour and dedication to protect Maa Bharti inspire everyone," PM Modi tweeted.
Oct 08, 2020 08:40 (IST)
The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 88th anniversary today. India showcases its air power at the annual Indian Air Force Day. This year will be special as the newly-inducted Rafale fighter aircraft will feature in the Indian Air Force Day parade. Five Rafale fighter jets were formally inducted into the IAF on September 10, in a major boost to India's air power. Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the day the IAF was established in 1932. The IAF Day parade takes place at the Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad.