Watch video: On Air Force Day 2021 IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari inspects parade, awards Vayu Sena gallantry medals

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, October 08, 2021, 09:54 AM IST
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The parade on the occasion of Air Force Day commenced at Hindon Air Base in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad.

Indian Air Force (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 are present at the event.

At the event, IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari presented Vayu Sena gallantry medals to officers on 89th Air Force Day.

Earlier, IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari had also inspected the Air Force Day parade.

President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of 89th Air Force Day, said that the nation is proud of the Indian Air Force (IAF) which has proved its competency and capability time and again during peace and war.

"Greetings to air warriors, veterans & their families on Air Force Day. The nation is proud of the Indian Air Force which has proved its competency and capability time and again during peace and war. I am sure the IAF will continue to maintain its cherished standards of excellence," tweeted Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Indian Air Force (IAF) is synonymous with courage, diligence and professionalism.

In a tweet PM Modi said, "Greetings to our air warriors and their families on Air Force Day. The Indian Air Force is synonymous with courage, diligence and professionalism. They have distinguished themselves in defending the country and through their humanitarian spirit in times of challenges."

The IAF was established on October 8, 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.

(With inputs from ANI)

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