Indian Air Force Day 2019: Full dress rehearsal held at Hindon Air Base
New Delhi, Oct 06: The Indian Air Force will complete 87 glorious years on October 8 and the IAF has planned to mark the anniversary at its Hindan Base with a spectacular air display showcasing both vintage aircraft and modern fleet.
The IAF was founded on October 8, 1932 and the force has participated in several crucial wars and landmark missions.
"The IAF will proudly celebrate its 87th anniversary. A scintillating air display by various aircraft will be the hallmark of the Air Force Day parade-cum-investiture ceremony at the Hindan Air Force Station in Ghaziabad," a senior IAF official said.
IAF conducts rehearsals in Hindon Air Base
The full dress rehearsal for Indian Air Force Day 2019 kicked off Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad today. During the rehearsal, Apache and the Chinook helicopters were showcased.
Why Indian Air force Day is celebrated?
Indian Air Force is also known as 'Bhartiya Vayu Sena' and is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. The celebration of this day was officially started on October 8 in the year 1932 in order to increase the awareness of Indian air force in any organization of the national security both officially and publicly.
How is Indian Air force Day celebrated?
Indian Air force Day 2019 is celebrated with same zeal and pride at various Air Stations all over the country. All Air Force stations in several states will conduct their parades at their respective Air bases. Even the military parade will be conducted as per the same schedule and the protocol that is followed each year. The Supreme Commander of the IAF is the National Commander of the air force also contributes in many forms.
IAF to showcase Apache, Chinook choppers
The Indian Air Force (IAF) will showcase its newest acquisitions - the Apache and the Chinook helicopters on the occasion of Indian Air Force Day 2019. The Air Force Day celebrations will be held with a spectacular air show at the Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad on October 8.
Rajnath Singh to travel to Paris to receive first Rafale fighter jet:
On Air Force Day on October 8 - which also happens to be Dussehra this year - Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will receive the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets to be acquired by IAF, in France.