• SENSEX
    NIFTY 50
Business

In Pictures: Indian Air Force puts up a grand show on 87th anniversary

Updated : 2019-10-09 06:23:54

Two squadrons of the Indian Air Force (IAF), which played a role in the Balakot airstrike, were decorated with citations at the Hindon base on the 87th IAF Day. IAF chief RKS Bhadauria decorated the 51 Squadron and the 9 Squadron for their role in the airstrike on terrorist camps in Pakistan's Balakot in February.

Every year, the Air Force Day is celebrated at Hindon base in presence of the IAF chief and senior officials of the three armed forces. The IAF was founded on October 8, 1932, and the force has participated in several crucial wars and landmark missions.

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria reviews the 87th Indian Air Force Day Parade at Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria reviews the 87th Indian Air Force Day Parade at Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
IAF helicopters 'Sarang' perform during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
IAF helicopters 'Sarang' perform during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
IAF aircraft 'Tejas' performs during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
IAF aircraft 'Tejas' performs during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
IAF aircraft 'Tejas' performs as an 'Apache' helicopter is seen parked in the foreground, during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
IAF aircraft 'Tejas' performs as an 'Apache' helicopter is seen parked in the foreground, during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
Newly-inducted IAF helicopters 'Apache' perform during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
Newly-inducted IAF helicopters 'Apache' perform during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
Viewers watch the newly-inducted IAF helicopters 'Chiknook' as they perform during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
Viewers watch the newly-inducted IAF helicopters 'Chiknook' as they perform during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
IAF aircraft 'Tejas' performs during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
IAF aircraft 'Tejas' performs during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
Indian Air Force officers, who participated in Balakot airstrike, fly 3 Mirage 2000 aircraft and 2 Su-30 MKI fighter planes in Avenger formation, during the 87th Indian Air Force Day Parade at Hindon airbase. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
Indian Air Force officers, who participated in Balakot airstrike, fly 3 Mirage 2000 aircraft and 2 Su-30 MKI fighter planes in Avenger formation, during the 87th Indian Air Force Day Parade at Hindon airbase. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
A C-17 Globemaster III and two Sukhoi Su-30MKI planes flypast in a formation, during the 87th Indian Air Force Day Parade at Hindon airbase. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
A C-17 Globemaster III and two Sukhoi Su-30MKI planes flypast in a formation, during the 87th Indian Air Force Day Parade at Hindon airbase. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)
Live TV

Ask Our Experts CNBC TV18