Peep into Indian Air Force's journey as it celebrates 81st anniversary

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The Indian Air Force Day was celebrated on 8 October 2013. It is the 81st anniversary of the Indian Air Force. On this day, various celebrations are organised across the country along with parades at the airbases all over India.

Marshal N.A.K Browne, Army Chief General Bikram Singh and several other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The IAF was formed on October 8, 1932 as an auxiliary Air Force of the British Indian Empire and the prefix Royal was added in 1945 in recognition of its services during the World War II.

Since independence, the IAF has participated in three wars with Pakistan as well as the Kargil conflict and one with China.

IAF's Training Command and several training establishments have created a benchmark within itself. The technical and other support staffs are taught different tasks at various Ground Training Schools, while the pilots are given special training.

There are many training centers but the major ones are: Located at Dundigul, The Pilot Training Establishment at Allahabad, the Air Force Administrative College at Coimbatore, The School of Aviation Medicine at Bangalore, the Air Force Technical College at Jalahalli in Bangalore and the Paratrooper's Training School at Agra.

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IAF paratroopers perform during the 81th Air Force Day function at Air Force Station in Hindon on Tuesday.

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Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne reviews the parade during the 81st Air Force Day function at Hindon Air Force Station in UP on Tuesday.

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Indian Air Force's Su-30 aircraft presenting an air show during the 81st Air Force Day function at Hindon Air Force Station in UP on Tuesday.

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IAF's Mig-21 plane present an air show during the 81st Air Force Day function at Hindon Air Force Station in UP on Tuesday.

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IAF personnel perform with their guns during the 81st Air Force Day function at Hindon Air Force Station in UP on Tuesday.

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Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne honouring officers during 81st Air Force Day function at Hindon Air Force Station in UP on Tuesday.

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IAF's Mirage 2000 plane presents an air show during 81st Air Force Day function at Hindon Air Force Station in UP on Tuesday.

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