The Indian Air Force (IAF) day is held annually on October 8 as on this date the Air Force in India was officially raised in 1932 as the supporting force of the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom (UK).
- The year 2020 marked its 88th anniversary.
- The day was marked by the main event comprising a parade and flypast at Hindon Air Force Base in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh (UP) with COVID restrictions along with events at IAF establishments across the country.
Notably, this year, the Tejas LCA, Mig-29 and 21 and Sukhoi-30 participated in show along with newly inducted Rafale jets, marking Rafale’s first public appearance since arrival in Indian. Click Here to Read about Rafale Induction
- The flypast also included helicopters like the Mi17V5, Chinook, Mi-35, ALH Rudra and Apache and transport aircraft like C-17 Globemaster, C-130, IL-76 Gajraj among others. Suryakiran fixed wing aerobatic team and Sarang helicopter aerobatic team will also be key attractions.
Recent Related News:
i.ARPIT (Airborne Rescue Pod for Isolated Transportation) was designed, developed and inducted by the Indian Airforce (IAF) for the evacuation of critical patients with infectious diseases from high altitude areas, isolated and remote places.
ii.The Defence Ministry has signed a contract worth around Rs 1,200 crore with Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division(TPSED) for Phase-II of Modernisation of AirField Infrastructure(MAFI) of 37 airfields for Indian Air Force(IAF), Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Coast Guard (ICG).
About Indian Air Force (IAF):
Chief of Air staff (CAS)– Rakesh Kumar Singh Badhauria
Headquarter– New Delhi