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Air Force Day 2019: Sachin Tendulkar attends parade, Abhinandan leads MiG-21 Bison formation and more

Updated : 2019-10-09 06:18:47

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is celebrating its 87th birthday today. Every year, the Air Force Day is celebrated at Hindon base in presence of IAF chief and senior officials of the three armed forces. The flypast would include vintage and modern transport aircraft and frontline fighters. Here are pictures from the event.

Batting great Sachin Tendulkar, the first sportsperson to be made honourary Group Captain of the Indian Air Force, attended the 87th IAF Day function at Hindon airbase on Tuesday.
Batting great Sachin Tendulkar, the first sportsperson to be made honourary Group Captain of the Indian Air Force, attended the 87th IAF Day function at Hindon airbase on Tuesday.
Indian Air Force's Akash Ganga team lands during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebration in Ghaziabad. (Photo credit: IAF)
Indian Air Force's Akash Ganga team lands during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebration in Ghaziabad. (Photo credit: IAF)
Indian Air Force soldiers march past during Air Force day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Photo Credit: IAF)
Indian Air Force soldiers march past during Air Force day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Photo Credit: IAF)
IAF personnel march past during the 87th Air Force Day Parade 2019 at Air Force Station at Hindon in Ghaziabad on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: IAF)
IAF personnel march past during the 87th Air Force Day Parade 2019 at Air Force Station at Hindon in Ghaziabad on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: IAF)
IAF personnel march past during the 87th Air Force Day Parade 2019 at Air Force Station at Hindon in Ghaziabad. (Photo Credit: IAF)
IAF personnel march past during the 87th Air Force Day Parade 2019 at Air Force Station at Hindon in Ghaziabad. (Photo Credit: IAF)
IAF personnel perform a drill with their rifles during the 87th Air Force Day Parade 2019 at Air Force Station at Hindon in Ghaziabad. (Photo Credit: IAF)
IAF personnel perform a drill with their rifles during the 87th Air Force Day Parade 2019 at Air Force Station at Hindon in Ghaziabad. (Photo Credit: IAF)
Indian Air Force's chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria is seen reviewing the parade. (Photo Credit: IAF)
Indian Air Force's chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria is seen reviewing the parade. (Photo Credit: IAF)
Indian Air Force soldiers march past during Air Force day parade at the Hindon airbase on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Photo Credit: IAF)
Indian Air Force soldiers march past during Air Force day parade at the Hindon airbase on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Photo Credit: IAF)
Indian Air Force soldiers march past during Air Force day parade at the Hindon airbase on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Photo Credit: IAF)
Indian Air Force soldiers march past during Air Force day parade at the Hindon airbase on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Photo Credit: IAF)
Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrates 87th anniversary on Air Force Day 2019 at Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad. (Photo Credit: IAF)
Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrates 87th anniversary on Air Force Day 2019 at Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad. (Photo Credit: IAF)
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and other fighter pilots who participated in the Balakot strikes also took part in the Air Force Day flypast on Tuesday.
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and other fighter pilots who participated in the Balakot strikes also took part in the Air Force Day flypast on Tuesday.
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