This is the first occasion when the Sarang Team is performing its four helicopter aerobatics display in Russia, with its Made-in-India Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (Images courtesy: Sarang Helicopter Display Team and Russian Embassy in India)
The Sarang Helicopter Display Team of the Indian Air Force today performed for the first time at the MAKS International Air Show held at Zhukovsky International Airport, near Russia's capital Moscow. The air show, a biennial fixture, will continue till July 25.
The 15th edition of the international aviation and space salon is seeing participation of 291 foreign companies from 56 countries, including India. The BrahMos air version missile is also on display at the show.
This is the first occasion when the Sarang Team is performing its four helicopter aerobatics display in Russia, with its Made-in-India Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH). These HAL manufactured machines have hinge less rotors and are equipped with state-of-the-art avionics, which makes them extremely suitable for military aviation. Apart from the IAF, the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard also operate this helicopter.
— Sarang Helicopter Display Team (@sarang_iaf) July 18, 2021
The Sarang Team was formed in 2003 at Bangalore and its first international display was at the Asian Aerospace Air Show at Singapore in 2004. Since then, Sarang has represented Indian aviation at air shows and ceremonial occasions in UAE, Germany, UK, Bahrain, Mauritius and Sri Lanka till date.
Apart from aerobatics displays at national and international venues, the team has also taken active part in numerous Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Missions like Op Rahat in Uttarakhand (2013), Cyclone Ockhi in Kerala (2017) and Op Karuna flood relief in Kerala (2018).