Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended his greetings on the 84th anniversary of the Air Force Day and thanked the force for protecting skies. The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 84th anniversary today by scintillating air display by various aircrafts at Air Force Station Hindon in Uttar Pradesh. The Indian Air Force was officially established on October 8, 1932.
Meanwhile, celebrations began at the Hindon air base in Ghaziabad with a large parade and an air display. The air display commenced with flag bearing sky divers of famous AKASH GANGA Team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft in their colourful canopies.
The flypast included the vintage aircraft, modern transport aircraft and frontline fighter aircraft. The ceremony will conclude with a scintillating aerobatic display.
President Pranab Mukherjee also greeted the Indian Air Force on its anniversary and said in a message that the nation is proud of the capability and competency of the IAF as over the last eight decades, it has emerged as an immensely professional and combat-ready force.
He further said that the IAF has achieved distinction in defending India’s skies and delivering vital humanitarian aid and disaster relief. The President expressed confidence that the ongoing process of modernisation will transform the Air Force into an even more potent and strategic force that can take on all future challenges.