Indian Air Force (IAF) Day is celebrated every year on 8 October and on Thursday the Indian Air Force will proudly celebrate its 88th anniversary. On the occasion, a spectacular air display by various aircraft will mark the Air Force Day Parade cum Investment ceremony at Air Force Station Hindon (Ghaziabad) near Delhi.
On the occasion, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh wished the Vayu Nayaks and their families. Taking to Twitter, he said, “I am confident that the Indian Air Force will constantly monitor the sky of the country, whatever may come. Here you are wishing for blue skies and excited arrival.”
IAF frontline war planes like Rafale, Su-30 MKI, Apache, Tejas, ‘Gajraj’ will demonstrate their lethal firepower. According to an Air Force press release, 56 aircraft including 19 combat aircraft and 19 helicopters with seven helicopters will participate in an aerial demonstration during the Air Force Day Parade this year.
Rafale will fly with fighter Jaguar in construction of ‘Formation Vijay’ and then during the IAF Day Parade this year with Sukhoi-30 MKI and Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighter aircraft with k transformer ‘.
I extend my warmest greetings to all Air Force personnel on the 88th Air Force Day.— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) October 8, 2020
Our Air Warriors are known for their professionalism, excellence and courage. They have made the country proud in war and peace.
May they touch the sky with glory.@IAF_MCC #AFDay2020 #AirForceDay
Date and time for the event: Indian Air Force Day will be celebrated on October 8 (Thursday) at Hindon Base in Ghaziabad. The ceremony usually starts at 8 am and continues until 11 am.
The ongoing process of modernisation with induction of Rafale, Apache and Chinook will transform the IAF into an even more formidable strategic force. Confident that in the years to come, the Indian Air Force will continue to maintain its high standards of commitment & competence— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) October 8, 2020
एयर फोर्स डे पर भारतीय वायुसेना के सभी वीर योद्धाओं को बहुत-बहुत बधाई। आप न सिर्फ देश के आसमान को सुरक्षित रखते हैं, बल्कि आपदा के समय मानवता की सेवा में भी अग्रणी भूमिका निभाते हैं। मां भारती की रक्षा के लिए आपका साहस, शौर्य और समर्पण हर किसी को प्रेरित करने वाला है।#AFDay2020 pic.twitter.com/0DYlI7zpe6— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 8, 2020
Greetings on Indian Air Force day!— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 8, 2020
From safeguarding our skies to assisting in all odds, our brave Air Force personnel have served the nation with utmost courage and determination. Modi govt is doing everything possible to keep our mighty air warriors roaring loud in the skies. pic.twitter.com/ioUCngM38i
I am confident that the IAF will always guard the Nation’s skies, come what may. Here’s wishing you blue skies and happy landings always.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) October 8, 2020
On 88th Air Force Day, I salute the exemplary valour of @IAF_MCC personnel. IAF is ensuring the safety of our skies with utmost dedication to the Nation.— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) October 8, 2020
Special congratulations for adding 5 Rafale jets to the Golden Arrows’ Quiver. #AFDay2020
Touch the sky with glory! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/PWZAzulq8P
I salute our air warriors, veterans and families of the Indian Air Force on the aspiring occasion of Indian Air Force Day.— Sadananda Gowda (@DVSadanandGowda) October 8, 2020
The men in blue safeguard our skies with courage and commitment, the entire country is proud of you.#IAFDay2020 pic.twitter.com/vhCaZmlKF7
Why Indian Airforce Day is Celebrated ?
The IAF was established on October 8, 1932 and the force has participated in many important wars and historical campaigns. It was officially established as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire that honored India’s Aviation Service with the Prefix Royal during World War II.
After India gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, the Royal Indian Air Force was named after the Dominion of India. With the change of government to a republic in 1950, the prefix Royal was removed.
Since 1950, the Indian Air Force has been involved in four wars with neighboring Pakistan and one with the People’s Republic of China.
Other major operations conducted by the Indian Air Force include Operation Vijay, Operation Meghdoot, Operation Cactus and Operation Poomalai. The mission of the Indian Air Force, which participated in UN peacekeeping operations, is beyond engagement with hostile forces.
The IAF is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces and its essential mission is to ensure Indian airspace and fight flight during the organization’s conflict. Complementing staff and airplane resources ranks fourth in the world’s flying corps.
During the occasion, the IAF boss and three senior army officers are available. An aviation expo by various airplanes is finished by pilots.
The President of India holds the rank of Supreme Commander of the Indian Air Force. The Chief of the Air Force, the Chief of the Air Force, is a four-star officer, the Chief of the Air Force and is responsible to the Chief of the Operations Command of the Air Force. ACM does not have more than one service in the Indian Air Force at any given time.
However, events related to Air Force Day celebrations this year have been reduced due to the current COVID-19 epidemic. Regular programs related to the elderly have been canceled in Delhi / NCR.
An official statement said, “Events related to the Air Force Day celebrations have been closed due to the ongoing ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Accordingly, regularly scheduled events related to veterans at Delhi / NCR stand Were canceled. “
Some Interesting Facts About IAF
- The Air Force is the fourth largest air force in the world.
- The motto of IAF-Nabha Sparsham Deepatham, meaning ‘glory with touching the skies’, is taken from the 11th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, which contains the discourse given by Lord Krishna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra.
- The Indian Air Force contingent is a round with blue and the colors of the national flag in the first flag.
- IAF’s Special Forces unit ‘The Garuda Commando Force’ was formed in September 2004.
- IAF’s Hindon Air Force Station located in Ghaziabad, UP is the largest in Asia
IAF Taken Motto From Geeta
The motto of the Indian Air Force is – ‘Nabh: Sprishnam Deeptam’. It is taken from the 11th chapter of the Gita. This is a part of the sermon given by Lord Sri Krishna to Arjuna in Kurukshetra during the war of Mahabharata.
Air force flag
The Air Force flag, distinct from the Air Force mark, is blue colored with the first one quarter being the national flag, and the middle part is a circle (circular shape) made of the three colors of the national flag, namely saffron, white and green. This flag was adopted in 1951.
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