The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 88th anniversary on Thursday and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the brave hearts of the force on the occasion. PM Modi, on the occasion of Air Force Day, said the courage, valour and dedication of the Indian Air Force to protect the country inspires everyone.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to extend his greetings and praise the Indian Air Force for the great role played by it in protecting the country.
Praising the air force personnel, PM Modi said that IAF soldiers do not only protect the Indian skies, but also play a leading role in serving humanity during any crisis.
एयर फोर्स डे पर भारतीय वायुसेना के सभी वीर योद्धाओं को बहुत-बहुत बधाई। आप न सिर्फ देश के आसमान को सुरक्षित रखते हैं, बल्कि आपदा के समय मानवता की सेवा में भी अग्रणी भूमिका निभाते हैं। मां भारती की रक्षा के लिए आपका साहस, शौर्य और समर्पण हर किसी को प्रेरित करने वाला है।#AFDay2020 pic.twitter.com/0DYlI7zpe6
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 8, 2020
Modernisation will strenthen IAF
President Ram Nath Kovind also praised the IAF. President Kovind said that the nation is indebted to the force and thanked IAF personnel for serving the country.
President Kovind tweeted: “On Air Force Day, we proudly honour our air warriors, veterans, and families of the Indian Air Force. The nation remains indebted to the contribution of the IAF in securing our skies and assisting civil authorities in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.”
The ongoing process of modernisation with induction of Rafale, Apache and Chinook will transform the IAF into an even more formidable strategic force. Confident that in the years to come, the Indian Air Force will continue to maintain its high standards of commitment & competence
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) October 8, 2020
He also added that the ongoing process of modernisation with the induction of Rafale, Apache and Chinook aircraft will transform the Indian Air Force into an even more formidable strategic force.
The President, in another tweet, said: “The ongoing process of modernisation with the induction of Rafale, Apache and Chinook will transform the IAF into an even more formidable strategic force. Confident that in the years to come, the Indian Air Force will continue to maintain its high standards of commitment & competence.”
Rafale debuts in Air Force Day parade
Rafale fighter jets, which were recently inducted into the Indian Air Force, made a fly-past debut in the Air Force Day parade at the Hindon airbase on today. One of the Rafale jets lead the ‘Vijay’ formation. The Rafale jet was accompanied by two jaguars and two Mirage 2000 fighter jets.
Notably, around 56 aircraft took part in this year’s parade.
To read the latest news in Gujarati click here