The Nation today celebrated the 88th Indian Air Force Day.
The Royal Indian Air Force was established on 8th October 1932. After India became a Republic, the word 'Royal' was dropped off in 1950 and the name Indian Air Force came into being.
Indian Air Force has been instrumental in safeguarding the nation both in the times of war and peace, may it be enemy attacks or natural disasters. On one hand, they are capable of vanquishing the adversaries with their prowess, while on the other hand, they come to the aid of those in distress during floods and other natural calamities.
To make the Indian Air Force day even more special a stunning air show was held at the Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad near Delhi. The spectacular air show left everyone spellbound.
Wishes poured in for the Indian Air Force on the occasion, as all expressed their admiration for the Air Warriors.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his tweet, said, "Many congratulations to all the brave warriors of the Indian Air Force on Air Force Day. You not only keep the skies of the country safe but also play a leading role in the service of humanity in times of disaster. Your courage, valour and dedication to protecting Maa Bharati is inspiring everyone."
In his message, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "The Nation is proud of its men and women in blue and salutes the prowess of the Indian Air Force as it stands ready to face challenges and deter adversaries."