Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Indian Air Force Heritage Center in Chandigarh
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Indian Air Force Heritage Center in Chandigarh on 8 April.
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During the function, the minister also laid the foundation stone of Center for Cyber Ops and Security.
The Heritage Center displayed artefacts, simulators and interactive boards highlighting various aspects of operations in the Indian Air Force.
The centre also displayed vintage aircraft and underlined the important role played by the Air Force in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief as well as its combat capabilities.
The Heritage Center aims to inspire the youth of Chandigarh to pursue a career in the Indian Air Force.
The inauguration of the Indian Air Force Heritage Center was a momentous event that celebrated the history, achievements and contribution of the Indian Air Force to the nation.
It is the capital of two northern Indian states, both Punjab and Haryana.
The city was designed in the 1950s by Le Corbusier, a Swiss-French modernist architect.
The Capitol Complex, which includes the High Court, the Secretariat and the Legislative Assembly, is one of Le Corbusier's most prominent buildings in Chandigarh.
The Open Hand Monument is another iconic structure in the city, designed by Le Corbusier to represent "the hand to give and the hand to take".
The Rock Garden, located near the Capitol Complex, is a popular tourist attraction in Chandigarh.
Mayor - Sarabjit Kaur
Official Animal - Indian Gray Mongoose
Official Bird - Indian Gray Hornbill
Official Flower - Sacred Tree
Official tree - Mangifera indica
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