Indian Air Force is gearing up to display its might on Air Force Day on Tuesday with C-17 Globemaster, its biggest transport aircraft, set to make its maiden appearance.
IAF station here celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Air Force Day today with traditional pomp and splendour.
On the 80th anniversary of IAF, the 1930s Tiger Moth biplane, the first resurrected aircraft of the vintage squadron of the force, was the only new addition to the flying display team for the event.
The flight of the vintage aircraft Tigermoth was the main attraction at the Air Force Day parade here in absence of the grounded Suryakiran Aerobatic Display Team.
India`s nine-aircraft Surya Kiran aerobatics team was badly missed during the Air Force Day parade here on Saturday, but its disbanding this February is not the end of the road for it yet.
The Indian Air Force is
in the "last lap" of finalising its multi-billion dollar
combat aircraft deal for which commercial bids of two
shortlisted vendors would be opened by October 18.
Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne on Saturday said India is ready to face any challenge concerning its security.
The Indian Air
Force has formed a new all-women sky-diving team which will
showcase its first performance at the 79th anniversary
celebrations of the service on October 8.
The Southern Air Command
(SAC), based here, on Friday celebrated the Air Force Day.
For the first time, the Indian
Air Force will put its newly inducted Israeli-made Phalcon Airborne Early Warning and Control System on display during the Air Force Day parade on October 8.
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