The Indian Air Force bids farewell to the iconic “MiG-27” with a decommissioning ceremony at the Jodhpur air base. The Mig 27 is a soviet origin aircraft that was built under licence by HAL and became a part of the IAF strike fleet in 1985. The jet contributed significantly in wars and peace-keeping operations and also emerged as the real hero in the 1999 Kargil war. It’s contribution in the Kargil war earned it the title ‘Bahadur’.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria is the present Chief of the Air Staff.
- Indian Air Force was founded on 8 October 1932.
- Headquarters of IAF: New Delhi.
Source: The DD News