Indian Air Force Day
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8 October is Indian Air Force day. Indian Air Force was raised on October 8, 1932, and it is completing 90 years 8 October, 2022.
This time Air Force Day flypast was done over Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.
Historically for the first time, the Air Force Day parades and fly-pasts have been taken out of the National Capital Region by the Indian Air Force.
President Draupadi Murmu and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh were present on this occasion.
This time 75 aircraft participated in the flypast, while 9 aircraft were put on standby mode.
The Light Combat Helicopter LCH which was recently inducted into the Indian Air Force displayed its air capabilities in the sky at Sukhna Lake.
Tejas, Sukhoi, MiG-29, Jaguar, Rafale and Hawk were also part of the flypast.
About Indian Air Force
It was officially established on 8 October 1932.
It is the air wing of the Indian Armed Forces whose primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and conduct aerial activities during armed conflicts.
Over 170,000 personnel are serving in the Indian Air Force.
It ranks as the fourth largest operational air force in the world.
The motto of the Indian Air Force is 'Touch the Sky with Glory' and was taken from the eleventh chapter of the Bhagavad Gita.
After independence, it participated in four wars with Pakistan and one war with the People's Republic of China.
It works with the United Nations’ peacekeeping missions.
It participated in relief operations during natural calamities like the Gujarat cyclone in 1998, the tsunami in 2004 and the floods in North India.
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