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PICTURES: Red Arrows performs aerial salute on 84th IAF day

Air Chief Marshal Raha, after inspecting the Guard of Honour said that IAF is prepared to deal with any challenge in the most befitting manner. “The force is operating some of the most modern weapon and equipment and the air warriors exercise ceaseless vigil of skies,” stated Raha

Arnima Dwivedi

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Published on 8 Oct 2016 5:47 AM GMT

PICTURES: Red Arrows performs aerial salute on 84th IAF day
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Ghaziabad: The 84th Indian Air Force day was celebrated on Saturday at Hindon Air Base with the world renowned and admired aerobatics display team ‘Red Arrows’ performing aerial salute in the honour of Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Rahaat and the Indian Air Force.

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Air Chief Marshal Raha, after inspecting the Guard of Honour said that IAF is prepared to deal with any challenge in the most befitting manner. “The force is operating some of the most modern weapon and equipment and the air warriors exercise ceaseless vigil of skies,” stated Raha.

The celebrations also saw spectacular Para jumps being carried out at the Airbase on the Day.

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Inauguration of the official Facebook page of the IAF:

The official Facebook page of the IAF -- Indian Air Force, Power to Punish – was also inaugurated by the Air Force Chief on this occasion.

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In slide: Tweet by President Mukherjee:

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President Mukherjee and PM Modi congratulate IAF:

  • The Commander-in-Chief of the IAF, President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated the force through social media. The President posted on twitter, “The nation is proud of the capability and competency of the IAF.”

https://twitter.com/RashtrapatiBhvn/status/784566483527475200

https://twitter.com/RashtrapatiBhvn/status/784566733075980288

https://twitter.com/RashtrapatiBhvn/status/784566733075980288

https://twitter.com/RashtrapatiBhvn/status/784566733075980288

https://twitter.com/RashtrapatiBhvn/status/784567236384006144

https://twitter.com/RashtrapatiBhvn/status/784567237105618945

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In slides ahead: PM Modi congratulated the IAF

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to twitter and conveyed his best wishes to the IAF. “Saluting all air warriors & their families on Air Force Day. Thank you for protecting our skies. Your courage makes India proud,” the PM tweeted.

https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/784569719374348289

In slide ahead: Tweet by Manohar Parrikar

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  • “Our Air Force plays a vital role in strengthening our national security. I humbly salute its members & their families on the Air Force day,” Indian Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar tweeted.

https://twitter.com/manoharparrikar/status/784600817412210689

In slide: Picture of IAF day celebration

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India Air Force Day is celebrated every year to commemorate the day the force was officially established, October 8, 1932.

In slides: Pictures of the celebration

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Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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