In pictures: With Sukhoi, Tejas, Chinook on display, IAF marks 87th Air Force Day

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The IAF’s Akash Ganga crew in the course of the 87th Indian Air Drive Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad | Photograph: Suraj Singh Bisht | The Print Photograph

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New Delhi: The Indian Air Drive celebrated its 87th anniversary Tuesday on the Hindon base within the presence of the IAF chief and senior officers of the three armed forces.

In his first Air Drive Day deal with as Air Chief Marshal, R.Ok.S. Bhadauria stated to make sure operational success in all future operations, the IAF should preserve a excessive serviceability of fight tools and distinctive coaching requirements.

Bhadauria additional stated, “The IAF achieved a whole lot in the last year and showed its capabilities to carry out special operations. We carried out the Balakot airstrike successfully this year.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally hailed the position of the IAF in defending the nation throughout conflicts and serving to individuals throughout pure calamities. “The Indian Air Force continues to serve India with utmost dedication and excellence,” he stated whereas House Minister Amit Shah stated the pressure is an emblem of valour and braveness.

At Hindon, the day was marked by a show of the IAF’s tactical prowess.

IAF helicopters Sarang carry out in the course of the 87th Indian Air Drive Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad | Photograph: Suraj Singh Bisht | The Print
Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria at the 87th Air Force Day celebration at Hindon air base in Ghaziabad, 8 October 2019 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio
Air Chief Marshal R.Ok.S. Bhadauria, who took cost as chief lower than per week in the past, stated the IAF goals to additional elevate India’s operational preparedness. “Apart from combat skills, the IAF has been at the forefront of providing humanitarian aid and in search and rescue operations,” he stated | Photograph: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio
Military Chief Gen Bipin Rawat additionally attended the ceremony | Photograph: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio
An Indian Air Force aircraft carries out a manoeuvre during the Air Force Day celebration at Hindon | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio
A Sukhoi Su-30 MKI carries out a manoeuvre in the course of the Air Drive Day celebration at Hindon | Photograph: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio
Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh at the ceremony | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio
Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh on the ceremony | Photograph: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio
The IAF's indigenously-built Tejas in flight | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | The Print
The IAF’s indigenously-built Tejas in flight | Photograph: Suraj Singh Bisht | The Print
Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who was conferred with the honorary rank of Group Captain during 83rd Air Force Day, was at the 87th Air Force Day celebration on 8 October 2019 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio
Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who was conferred with the honorary rank of Group Captain throughout 83rd Air Drive Day, was on the 87th Air Drive Day celebration | Photograph: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio

IAF’s CH-47 Chinook fly in formation in the course of the Indian Air Drive Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase | Photograph: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio

The IAF's Surya Kiran Acrobatics Team performs at Hindon air base on 8 October 2019 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio
The IAF’s Surya Kiran Aerobatics Crew performs at Hindon air base | Photograph: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio
A C-17 heavy carry transport plane in an arrow head formation with two Sukhoi Su-30 MKI on the 87th Air Drive Day fly previous at Hindon | Photograph: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio
The Indian Air Force Day Celebrations at Hindon airbase, New Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria inspects the parade at Hindon airbase, New Delhi | Photograph: Suraj Singh Bisht | LiiStudio

Different central ministers and political leaders additionally praised the IAF and its service to the nation. The BJP known as the IAF ‘guardian angels’, the Congress thanked it for its power and valour, and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot saluted the ‘air warriors’.

(With inputs from PTI)

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