Ghaziabad : The Indian Air Force today celebrated its 83rd anniversary today at Air Force station in Ghaziabad amidst impressive aero-display of aircrafts and daring aerobatics on the sky. A scintillating air display by several aircraft signifies the hallmark of Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindon in Ghaziabad.
Indian Air Force’s distinct identity— The Surya Kiran aerobatics Team of four advanced Hawk aircraft would enthrall the audience at Air Force Station. Vintage Tigermoth and Harvard fly past at low level would also be the centre of attraction in this year’s annual celebration. This will be followed by fly past of C-17 aircraft flanked by two SU-30 aircraft. A treat to the eyes, the aerial formation of aircrafts flying in perfect tandem with expert maneuvering and skills is bound to leave the audience in mesmerized.
IAF has transformed itself into a trans-oceanic force and is working towards modernization and technical upgradation in the present times, and is trying to fall in steps with the air marshals flying on skies across the globe both in terms of personnel as well as machine force.
The event brought forth a major boost for women personnel in the India Air Force wing, when, IAF chief Arup Raha announced in his address to the air warriors on 83rd Air Force day at Hindon airbase, and said that the Air Force has made plans to induct women pilots in combat stream. This move comes as a major opportunity for the women cadre who have been eyeing the coveted work stream and have waited on the sidelines to take to the skies, with so many hiccups in the past.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted Air Force on its 83rd Anniversary, saying it has served the country with great courage and has always been at the forefront in protecting our skies as well as in times of disasters.
“I salute our air force personnel on Air Force Day. They have always served India with great courage and determination,” Modi tweeted.
“Contribution of our Air Force is monumental. They are always at the forefront be it in protecting skies or in times of disasters,” he wrote.