Indian Air Force celebrates its 88th anniversary today

The President of India, PM Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with various official dignitaries extended their greeting to the Air Warriors and their families on the 88th anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Indian Air Force Day is celebrated on October 8 every year to mark the foundation day of the Air Force. The special occasion is being celebrated with a ceremonial parade and fly-past involving a variety of aircraft at the Hindon airbase.

The Tejas LCA, Jaguar, Mig-29, Mig-21 and Sukhoi-30 aircraft will be part of the IAF Day parade, besides the newly inducted Rafale fighter jet.

The IAF was established on October 8, 1932, in undivided India which was under colonial rule. It was given the prefix “Royal” by King George VI for its contribution during the Second World War. The prefix was later dropped in 1950 when India became an Independent nation.