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Indian Air Force Day: Kovind, Rahul, Shah and Fadnavis wish air warriors

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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.

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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.”

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.”

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also congratulated the army and wrote on Twitter:

Congress President Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to congratulate Indian Air Force:

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.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted:

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also congratulated Indian Army Force on the 86th anniversary.

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