By India Business Story…
President Ram Nath Kovind felicitated IAF on the IAF Day and stated they safeguard India’s skies with “courage and commitment”. Sending appreciation to the IAF, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Indian Air Force “remains to assist India with complete devotion and superiority”.
The stars of the Balakot airstrikes have been involved in the ceremony as a sign of praise to the teams that carried out the strikes on February 26 and thwarted the Pakistani aerial strike on February 27.
The heads of three armies, Army Chief Bipin Rawat, Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh paid tributes at National War Memorial.
Speaking about the Balakot strikes, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria said: “Important significance of this (Balakot airstrike) is the resolve of political power to execute perpetrators of terrorism.
There is a significant transformation in the government’s way of controlling terrorist assaults. He continued the present security environment in the part (Pakistan) was a “serious cause of concern”.
- Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman led a ‘MiG structure’ and flew a MiG Bison Aircraft at Hindon Air Base on Air Force Day on Tuesday.
- The Indian Air Force officers, who joined in the Balakot airstrike, flew 3 Mirage 2000 aircraft and 2 Su-30MKI fighter aircraft in a different ‘Avenger formation’.
- On the moment of 87th Indian Air Force Day, these two units of the Indian Air Force were also adorned with quotes.
- Every year, the Air Force Day is celebrated at the Hindon base. The IAF was founded on October 8, 1932, and the force has played in several crucial wars and landmark sorties.