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PM Modi, President Kovind greet air warriors on Air Force Day

The Indian Air Force is synonymous with courage, diligence and professionalism, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi (All images courtesy: Indian Air Force)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind have extended warm greetings to the Indian Air Force wich is celebrating its 89th anniversary today.

Just before a scintillating air display by various aircraft – the hallmark of the Air Force Day Parade-cum-investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station at Hindan in Ghaziabad – kicked off, the PM and President took to Twitter, congratulating the force. 

"Greetings to our air warriors and their families on Air Force Day. The Indian Air Force is synonymous with courage, diligence and professionalism. They have distinguished themselves in defending the country and through their humanitarian spirit in times of challenges," tweeted PM Modi.

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The air display at Hindan commenced with flag bearing sky divers of the famous Akash Ganga team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft in their colourful canopies.

The flypast would include heritage aircraft, modern transport aircraft and frontline fighter aircraft. It will conclude with a spellbinding aerobatic display.

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"Greetings to air warriors, veterans & their families on Air Force Day. The nation is proud of the Indian Air Force which has proved its competency and capability time and again during peace and war. I am sure the IAF will continue to maintain its cherished standards of excellence," said President Kovind.

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