New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik here today released a coffee table book - 'Indian Aviation Contingent: An indelible odyssey in UN peace keeping', chronicling the activities of the IAF contingent in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Complimenting the Contingent Commander Gp Captain Pankaj Jaiswal, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik said that their professional acumen and gentlemanly conduct has earned worldwide admiration.
The Indian Air Force has been operating a contingent of Mi-35s and Mi-17s, for the UN Mission in Congo (MONUC).
They have recently completed four years in the line of fire, carrying out many daring missions and bringing stability to the war torn region.
The IAF had deployed Canberras in Congo as far back as 1960, and have continued a longstanding tradition of contributing to peace operations in the African continent. (ANI)