08th October 2017: Indian Air Force Celebrates 85th Anniversary

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is celebrating its 85th anniversary on 08th October 2017. The celebrations would be marked by a stellar show in the skies by various aircraft at the Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad. President Ram Nath Kovind has greeted the Indian Air Force on its 85th Anniversary.

Defence Ministry stated that the air display has commenced with flag bearing skydivers of famous AKASH GANGA Team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft in their colourful canopies.
Must Do Takeaways from the Above News: 
  • The Indian Air Force was officially established on 08th October 1932. Its first ac flight came into being on 01st April 1933. 
  • Birender Singh Dhanoa is present Air Chief Marshal of Indian Air Force. He assumed the post after Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha retired.
Source- All India Radio (AIR News)


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