Indian Air Force Day: Kovind, Rahul, Shah and Fadnavis wish air warriors
On the occasion of the 86th anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Defence personnel are busy highlighting the untiring efforts and supreme sacrifices made by its brave men and women, Defence ministry said.
A grand parade cum-investiture ceremony was held at the Air Force Station in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad.
The jaw-dropping stunts, Air display and acrobatics performed by the Air Force’s various aircrafts — including Jaguar, Bison, MiG-29, Mirage-2000 and SU-30 MKI fighter jets — as well as Rudra helicopters followed the parade.
The Indian Air Force stands at number four among the air forces around the world. IAF’s primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during an armed conflict. The Indian Air Force was first established on October 8, 1932, as an auxiliary air force under the British Empire which honoured India’s aviation service during World War II.
On the occasion of 86th Indian Army Force, several politicians took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian Air Force. President Ram Nath Kovind wrote on Twitter: “On Air Force Day, we proudly honour our air warriors, veterans, and families of the Indian Air Force. They safeguard our skies with courage and commitment.”
On Air Force Day, we proudly honour our air warriors, veterans, and families of the Indian Air Force. They safeguard our skies with courage and commitment. The resilience, tenacity and zeal of our valiant air warriors is a source of pride for every Indian #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) October 8, 2018
Vice president of India Venkaiah Naidu tweeted: “On Air Force Day today, I congratulate all the personnel & families of Indian Air Force. They are second to none in valour & zeal and to secure our airspace. The vital role of the Air Force in relief work during national calamities like floods is immense. #AirForceDay @IAF_MCC.”
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) October 8, 2018
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also congratulated the army and wrote on Twitter:
Greetings on #AirForceDay .
नभः स्पृशं दीप्तम् (Touch the Sky with Glory).
Wishing @IAF_MCC , Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal BS Dhanoa, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC and all officers and air warriors on this day. You are inheritors of a great history and you do us proud.
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) October 8, 2018
Congress President Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to congratulate Indian Air Force:
On #AirForceDay I salute the brave men and women of the Indian Airforce. Their valour and commitment is an inspiration for all Indians. Jai Hind.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 8, 2018
BJP president chief Amit Shah wrote on 86th Indian Air Force Day. “Their bravery and commitment to serve the motherland is unparalleled. It is because of their dedication and courage that we are among the top air force in the world,” Amit Shah tweeted.
On Air Force Day, I extend my greetings to our air force personnel and their families.
Their bravery and commitment to serve the motherland is unparalleled. It is because of their dedication and courage that we are among the top air force in the world. pic.twitter.com/hQEUFdWN9Y
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 8, 2018
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted:
A big salute to Indian Air Force personnel on the 86th #AirForceDay. We are filled with gratitude for our brave hearts, and their persistent dedication in serving the nation and ensuring that our skies are secure. pic.twitter.com/O0SRkElJt4
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) October 8, 2018
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also congratulated Indian Army Force on the 86th anniversary.
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) October 8, 2018