New Delhi: For the first time, the Indian
Air Force (IAF) will put its newly inducted Israeli-made
Phalcon Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AWACS) on
display during the Air Force Day parade on October 8.
IAF officials at the Western Air Command (WAC) said in New Delhi
on Friday that the AWACS, which were inducted in May this year,
would be on flying display during the 77th Air Force Day
The parade itself will, as in the recent years, take
place at the Hindan airbase in Ghaziabad when the IAF would
flying a total of 54 aircraft that would include its most
potent fighters such as Su-30MKI, Mirage-2000, and MiG-29s.
The `Surya Kiran` Aerobatics Team on Kiran MkII trainer
aircraft and the `Sarang` Helicopter Aerobatics Team on their
indigenous Dhruv helicopters would also perform their stunts
at the parade.
Air Chief Marshal PV Naik will take the salute and the
parade would be witnessed among others by Marshal of the Air
Force, Arjan Singh, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor and Navy
Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma.