The Indian Air Force celebrated its 83rd Air Force Day with a massive parade and heroic air display at the Hindon air base near Delhi today. It was formed on October 8, 1932 and since then, it has been the primary safeguard force of Indian army and continues to defend our nation under all conditions.
Here are the 19 pictures showing the celebrations at Hindon air base.
1. Indian Air Force soldiers march past the IAF C-17 Globemaster during the Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base near New Delhi.
2. Event started with a collective parade of all the teams.
3. Cricketing legend and Honorary Group Captain of the Indian Air Force Sachin Tendulkar attended the 83rd Air Force Day celebrations.
4. Splendid show of coordination.
5. Skydiving team of Akash Ganga in action during the Air Force Day Parade.
6. Skill shown by the Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team, and sky divers from the Akash Ganga Aerobatic Team were the highlights of the event.
7. Highly appreciated part of the event.
8. The Indian Air Force warrior drill at its best.
9. Indian Air Force Air Warrior Drill team display their skills during the Air Force Day parade.
10. A member of an Indian Air Force (IAF) Akash Ganga skydiving team dives with an IAF flag during the Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base near New Delhi.
11. Indian Air Force Suryakirans comprising four Hawks fly in a formation during the Air Force Day parade.
12. The Indian Air Force flag proudly vacillating in the sky.
13. Members of the Indian Air Force Akash Ganga skydiving team display their skills during Air Force Day parade.
14. Indian Air Force women officers lead a marching contingent during the Indian Air Force Day parade.
15. The Sarang Helicopters.
16. Amazing flying skills.
17. Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fires flares during a Vertical Charlie manoeuvre at the Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base.
18. People enjoying the event eagerly.
19. Some happening tricks shown by Sarang helicopters.
Image credits: Fulchand Kitadikar.