ISA's 89th foundation day ,Ceremony to commemorate victory in 1971 war.
Indian Air Force officials said they were also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1971 war between India and Pakistan as a 'golden victory year'. Gnat aircraft were especially displayed at Hindon Airbase because they played an important role during the war
The single seat interceptor and air defense / ground attack Gnat aircraft was one of the latest versions of the frontline fighter aircraft at Ghaziabad's Hindon Airbase. which was conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) before the 89th Air Full-Dress Rehearsal. This Force Day will be celebrated on Friday.
Indian Air Force officials said they were also celebrating the 50th anniversary of 1971 . The war between India and Pakistan as a 'golden victory year'. Gnat aircraft were especially displayed at Hindon Airbase because they played an important role during the war.
"Th th Air Force Day will be celebrated as 'Golden Victory Rain', where the IAF will try to commemorate the 1971 war victory. The Gnat aircraft is on stable display; An IAF spokesman said it was a tribute to the veterans and heroes of the 1971 war.
On Air Force Day, frontline fighter jets will form different airbases and come together in different formations for air shows at Hindon Airbase.
The spokesperson said, "Some of the structures are named after specific operations carried out in 1971 and are named after heroes. These wars and examples of warfare."
During Wednesday’s full-dress rehearsal, the IAF showed off its strength by mixing frontline fighter jets into the added Raphael Jets. which are the star attraction this time around.
The added Raphael Jets flight was part of the exhibition. One of the Raphael jets lined up at Hindon Airbase with fighter jets like Sukhoi-30 MKI, Light Combat Aircraft-Tejas, Mirage-2000, MiG-29 and Jaguar.
The audience was mesmerized by the low-flying breathing exercises of Raphael. Tejas and Sukhio-30 MKI, and deployed firecrackers to attract the attention of the crowd.
The Raphael aircraft was first added to the 17th Ambala-based squadron of the Indian Air Force, also known as the 'Golden Arrow'.
In previous years, Attack Helicopters Apache and Heavy Lift Chinooks purchased from the US were the main attractions. While built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft have been part of the air show for almost three years.
The full-dress rehearsal began with IAF paratroopers para-jumping and was followed by a glittering parade of Air Warriors and a flypast by vintage and transport aircraft.
Besides the frontline fighter jets, the Indian Air Force's fleet of Mi17-V5 helicopters. Dhruv-Advanced Light Helicopters, Chinook-Heavy Lift Helicopters, Mi-35s and Apache Attack Helicopters also made their mark on the flypast and many more. Grounds for exhibitions.
The flypast also saw the participation of heavy lift C-17 Globemasters, Dornier and Dakota aircraft. It concluded with a helicopter flight demonstration by the Sunbeam Aerobatic Team and the Sarang Aerobatic Team.