83rd Air Force Day rejoiced by India [ Current Affairs ]

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About Indian Air Force: It was established in 1932. It is also known as Bharatiya Vayu Sena. It is the important part of the Indian Security Forces and is World’s 4th Largest Airforce. Its primary role is to safeguard Indian Territory and to conduct warfare during a battle.

About the Air Force Day:

  • It was formerly started in 1932 as a support of Air force to Indian Territory.
  • This day tends to increase the responsiveness about the importance of Indian Air Force as a primary part of national security.

About the 83rd celebration of Air Force:

  • This event happened to take place in Hindon Air Force Station (biggest and largest air base in Asia and 8th in the world located on the outskirts of Hindon River) at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The service started with parade and March past later joined the air force warrior team with rifle handling skills which included women officers.
  • Later airplanes of IAF like the Sukhoi - 30 MKI, MIG - 21, MIG - 29, Globemaster, Hercules and Mirage 2000 performed several exercises and Surya Kiran Aerobatic team was shown.
  • For this event the legendry cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was also present.

- Published on: October 9, 2015