Photo feature: Indian Air Force celebrates 89th Air Force Day

Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria assured the nation that the Indian Air Force will evolve and be ever ready to safeguard India's sovereignty and interests in all circumstances

Photo feature: Indian Air Force celebrates 89th Air Force Day
 Supersonic fighter Aircrafts Rafale (left) and Sukhoi fly pass during 89th Air Force Day Parade celebration at the Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad about 25 kms from New Delhi on Friday Oct 8, 2021. Photograph : Rajeev Bhatt

The newly inducted Rafale fighter jet displayed its ability to carry out sharp turns during the flypast at the IAF base in Ghaziabad on the occasion of 89th Air Force Day celebration at the Hindon Air base in Ghaziabad about 25 km from national capital, New Delhi on Friday.

Airforce personnel marching past Rafale Aircraft.during 89th Air Force Day Parade celebration at the Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad about 25 kms from New Delhi on Friday Oct 8, 2021. Photograph : Rajeev Bhatt

The IAF also showcased its heli-lift capability with two Chinooks carrying a container and a field artillery gun underslung over the parade venue. The tandem-rotor helicopter is one of the most reliable and efficient heavy-lift helicopters around the world.