Two IAF squadrons to be decorated with "Presidential Standards"

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New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will confer the prestigious military award (Presidential Standards) on the two premier units of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the 49 Squadron and 107 Helicopter, in Jodhpur.

"The Presidents Standards" is the highest and most prestigious honour for any unit of the IAF and is awarded in recognition of its invaluable contribution both during peacetime and during any war operation.

The units would be decorated with the prestigious award on March 9 amidst a ceremonial parade in Jodhpur.

Air Chief Marshal P V Naik would also be present on the occasion.

President Patil will release the commemorative cover for both the units.

Air Officer Commanding in Chief of the South Western Air Command (SWAC), Air Marshal P S Bhangu, attributed this award to these two units as a testimony to the high standards of professionalism, unwavering commitment and meticulous execution of the tasks assigned to them.

According to the IAF, the ceremonial parade will be followed by a unique display of drill by the air warrior drill team and fly past by a variety of aircrafts.

President Patil will also interact with the air warriors and their families during the Presidential tea and thereafter scheduled to visit the IAF photo exhibition. (ANI)

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