ONI Bureau: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is celebrating its 86th Anniversary today.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and several leaders extended their greetings on the occasion of the Air Force Day on Monday.
Established on 8 October 1932, IAF is one of the most powerful armed forces in the world that has fought numerous wars.
It is committed to safeguard the Indian skies and has played a key role in providing assistance to the people of the country during any natural calamity.
To mark the occasion and in keeping up with the tradition, IAF held a grand Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindan (Ghaziabad). After the parade, all visitors will also get an opportunity to witness static display of aircraft, weapon, radar and missiles systems of the Indian Air Force.
The Indian Air Force celebrates its 86th anniversary today, highlighting the “untiring efforts and supreme sacrifices” made by its personnel, the Defence Ministry of India said.