Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Apache, Jaguar Among Top Aircraft to Take Part in Grand Flypast Today as Air Force Celebrates 87th Birthday

The Indian Air Force (IAF) Tuesday will celebrate its 87th birthday with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh set to formally receive the first Rafale fighter jet in France’s Merignac, a delivery the IAF has been eagerly waiting for nearly two decades now.
Every year, the Air Force Day is celebrated at Hindon base in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, in presence of IAF chief and senior officials of the three armed forces.
As part of its 87th birth anniversary celebrations on Air Force Day, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria will attend a grand flypast that would include vintage and modern transport aircraft and frontline fighters.The air display will commence with flag-bearing sky divers of the famous Akash Ganga team dropping out of an AN-32 aircraft in their colourful canopies. The ceremony will conclude with a spell-binding aerobatic display.
The IAF will showcase its Chinook transport and Apache attack helicopters for the first time since they were acquired from the US in the last few months. A Russian-origin Sukhoi-30MKI will perform a manoeuvre at the end of the event.
08/10/19 News18.com
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