Rajnath Singh to attend Indian Air Force Day celebrations in Chandigarh Today.


Indian Air Force Day is being celebrated today and the 90th anniversary of IAF. A ceremonial parade was held at the air force station in Chandigarh.

This is the first time that an annual parade and fly-past is being held outside Delhi -NCR. Air Chief Marshal, V R Chaudhari inspected the parade which was followed by a march-past. Nearly 80 military aircraft and helicopters will participate later in the day in an Air Force Day fly-past at the Sukhna Lake complex here.The Indian Air Force is expected to put up a spectacular show with the range of aircraft at its disposal as part of the celebrations. President Droupadi Murmu and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will attend the aerial show at Sukhna Lake.

Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh wished the force early this morning. “Greetings and best wishes to all courageous IAF warriors and their families on this day. The IAF is known for it’s valor, excellence, performance and professionalism .India is proud of it’s men and women in blue. Wishing then blue skies and happy landing.”

Developed by state-run aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), the 5.8-tonne twin-engine LCH is armed with air-to-air missiles, 20 mm turret guns and rocket systems, and it is capable of destroying enemy tanks, bunkers, drones and other assets in high-altitude regions.Besides LCH ‘Prachand’, several other aircraft including Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, Sukhoi, Mig-29, Jaguar, Rafale, IL-76, C-130J and Hawk will be part of the fly-past.The fly-past will commence with an ‘Aakash Ganga’ team of paratroopers in an AN-32 aircraft. Mi 17 V5 choppers will undertake a fire fighting operation using a ‘bambi bucket’ while Mi17 IV helicopters will be performing helo casting. US-made Chinook choppers, which are used for transporting troops, artillery etc will perform Bhim formation.

The full dress rehearsal for the Air Force Day and fly-past was conducted on Thursday. The city administration has arranged buses from designated places to ferry people to the air show.

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