Indian Air Power Day: A parade-cum-investiture ceremony is being held on the Air Power Station at Hindon.

New Delhi:

The Indian Air Power is celebrating its 88th anniversary right this moment when it should showcase it prowess and put its mainstream fighter jets on show. A key spotlight this yr is the newly-inducted Rafale fighter plane that shall be featured.

A grand parade-cum-investiture ceremony is being held on the Air Power Station at Hindon close to Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi prolonged greetings to the ”courageous warriors” of the Indian Air Power (IAF). “Many congratulations to all of the courageous warriors of the Indian Air Power on Air Power Day. You not solely preserve the skies of the nation secure but in addition play a number one position within the service of humanity in occasions of catastrophe. Your braveness, valour and dedication to guard Maa Bharti encourage everybody,” PM Modi tweeted in Hindi.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh mentioned the nation is “pleased with its women and men in blue and salutes the prowess of the IAF because it stands able to face challenges and deter adversaries”.

5 Rafale fighter jets have been formally inducted into the IAF on September 10, in a serious enhance to India’s air energy functionality at a time when the nation has been engaged in a months-long tense standoff with China in jap Ladakh.

A full gown rehearsal was held on Tuesday on the Hindon air base. The Tejas LCA, Jaguar, Mig-29, Mig-21 and Sukhoi-30 plane have been a part of the rehearsal, in addition to the Rafale fighter jet, an IAF official mentioned.

The Indian Air Power got here into pressure in 1932 because the Royal Indian Air Power below then British rule. The title was modified to Indian Air Power in 1950.