On the very 89th anniversary of Indian Air Force Day, India honored the unsung heroes of the 1971 war that led to the creation of Bangladesh.
Flag-bearing skydivers of the famous Akash Ganga Team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft in their colorful canopies commemorated the grand parade on the 89th anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Hindon Air Base in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad.
IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, and CDS General Bipin Rawat were present on the occasion.
The IAF was established on the 8th of Oct, 1932, in undivided India which was under colonial rule. It was given the prefix "Royal" by King George VI for its contribution during the Second World War. The prefix was later dropped in 1950 when India became a republic.
Every year, this day is observed as the Indian Air Force Day to celebrate the proud day of the foundation of IAF, also known as Bharatiya Vayu Sena.
The day is celebrated to raise awareness around the world about IAF as an organization that works towards strengthening national security.
On this particular day in 1932, the Air Force in India was officially recognized and praised as a supporting force of the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom (UK).
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