The Indian Air Force today celebrates its 86th anniversary.
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 'Sarang' helicopter aerobatic team of Indian Air Force performs at the Air Force Day Parade
Indian Air Force's fighter aircraft Su-30MKI flies-past during the 86th Air Force Day Parade 2018
Indian Air Force paratroopers demonstrate their skill during the 86th Air Force Day Parade 2018 at Air Force Station at Hindon in Ghaziabad
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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed his wishes for the Indian Air Force on the Air Force Day, celebrating its 86th anniversary. "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!" PM Modi tweeted.
Air Force Day celebrations in Ghaziabad are underway in full-swing:
More visuals from the Air Force Station at Hindon in Ghaziabad:
Meanwhile, celebrations for the 86th Indian Air Force Day are underway at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad.
Preparations for the 86th anniversary of the Indian Air Force began two months ago in order to execute a grand celebration today.
A grand parade-cum-investiture ceremony is underway at the Air Force Station Hindan in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad.
Union ministers Suresh Prabhu and Piyush Goyal also took to Twitter to wish the nation on Indian Air Force Day. Both, Mr Prabhu and Mr Goyal mentioned the Indian Air Force's prowess to keep the skies safe.
BJP chief Amit Shah, too, extended his greetings on the 86th anniversary of the Indian Air Force. "Their bravery and commitment to serve the motherland is unparalleled. It is because of their dedication and courage that we are among the top air force in the world," he tweeted.
The Indian Air Force is holding a grand parade-cum-investiture ceremony at the Air Force Station at Hindon in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad to mark its 86th anniversary.
President Ram Nath Kovind today congratulated the Indian Air Force on its 86th anniversary. He tweeted, "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."