Air Force Day 2021:- The celebration of Air Force Day will be observed all over India on 8 October 2021.
Indian Air Force day is celebrated on October 8th every year since the official founding of the Indian Air Force that day in 1932. It was celebrated to raise public awareness of the importance of the Indian Air Force in all national security organizations, officially and publicly.
There is a parade, in which the Commander-in-Chief swears allegiance to all air warriors as well as the civilian personnel who have dedicated their lives to the larger and greater cause of the nation.
The wreath-laying ceremony pays tribute to all the brave hearts of the Air Force who put their lives at the service of the nation. While the trumpeters play the “last post”, the guards stand solemnly on the “reverse arm” and all participants hold a minute of silence for two minutes.
On this occasion, the contribution of each individual is recommended to successfully complete successful missions and allow the Central Air Command to demonstrate a high level of commitment and potential. Various awards and medals are awarded to air warriors based on their achievements of the previous year.
The teams perform different services in the air and form different formations. The dolphin jump is one of the maneuvers, followed by a colorful exhibition by other planes and helicopters. The grand finale is to cross the tunnel with rotating guns. This is a rifle practice and requires intensive coordination between the mind and body to succeed.
In the evening, a “social evening” will be organized, attended by senior officials of the civil service and the army and senior officers of the Air Force.
The Indian Air Force
The main task of the Indian Air Force, the Air Force of the Indian Armed Forces, is to secure Indian airspace and air combat during armed conflicts. It is the fourth largest air force in the world.
Since its founding in 1932, the Indian Air Force has a remarkable track record.
He participated in four wars with Pakistan and one with the People’s Republic of China. He also played an important role in the Second World War and blocked the advance of the Japanese army in Burma.
The main operations of the Indian Air Force include Poomalai, Cactus, Meghdoot and Vijay operations.
In addition to conflict, the Indian Air Force also provides humanitarian and relief supplies in the event of a natural disaster. He has also worked in the United Nations Peace Mission.
The Indian Air Force has made many technological advances in recent years. New helicopters and planes have been introduced. This shows the progress and development in the field of creating a new standard in the history of the Indian Air Force.
How is Air Force Day celebrated?
Air Force Day was stared to raise awareness among officials and the public of the importance of the Indian Air Force in each national security organization.
The parade of the Air Force marks the beginning of the celebration of October 8th. All air force stations run their respective parades on their airbases.
This day is celebrated with the same zeal and pride on various airfields across the country. All Air Force stations in several states will conduct their parades in their respective bases. Even the military parade proceeds on the same schedule and protocol as those followed each year.
The supreme commander of the IAF is the national commander of the Air Force and contributes in many ways. In recent years, the Indian Air Force has experienced considerable growth and initiated the training of women in short service commissions.
In addition, the Commander-in-Chief swears allegiance to all air combatants and civilian personnel for their dedication to the broader and wider concerns of the nation.
The wreath-laying ceremony and the oath ceremony are usually the highlights of the celebrations. These celebrations take place in the pure military tradition. The wreath-laying ceremony pays tribute to all the brave hearts of the Indian Air Force, who put their lives at the service of the nation.
Sometimes the contribution of each individual is praised. They are commended for the success of their missions and allow the Central Air Command to demonstrate a high level of operational readiness. Various awards and medals are awarded to air warriors based on their achievements of the previous year.
The teams perform different services in the air and form different formations. In the evening, a “social evening” will be organized, attended by senior officials of the civil service and the army and senior officers of the Air Force.
Some facts about the Indian Air Force
- The Indian Air Force is the fourth-best operational air force in the world.
- Founded in 1948, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is currently the largest public-sector defense company.
- The motto of the Indian Air Force is “touch the sky with glory”.
- The Indian government awarded Arjan Singh the rank of Air Force Marshal in January 2002. Thus, he was the first and only five-star officer of the Indian Air Force and Master of Ceremonies of the Air Force.
- The Indian Air Force is divided into five operational and two functional commands.
- In 2010, the Air Force Network (AFNET) was launched. It is a robust digital information network that can react quickly and accurately to threats.
- The Indian Air Force employs approximately 170,000 personnel and has more than 1,400 aircraft. It is considered one of the world’s leading air forces.
- The Indian Air Force has been engaged in four wars with Pakistan and China after independence.
- The operations carried out are Operation Meghdoot, Operation Vijay – Goa Invasion, Operation Cactus and Operation Poomalai.
- The Indian Air force has also participated in United Nations peacekeeping missions.
- The country’s president serves the Indian air force as commander-in-chief.
Air Force Quotes
“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country”
“America’s finest – our men and women in uniform, are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for.”
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
“First gain the victory and then make the best use of it you can.”
“Strength lies not in defence but in attack.”
“Biffi said it was more American on an air force base in Crete than it was in Times Square.”
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