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87th Indian Air Force Day Celebrations In Photos

Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the day the Indian air force, the fourth largest air force in the world, was officially established in 1932.

October 08, 2019

IAF aircraft 'Tejas' performs during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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Indian Air Force's (IAF) Akash Ganga team demonstrate their skills during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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Newly inducted Indian Air Force's (IAF) CH-47 Chinook during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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IAF helicopters 'Sarang' perform during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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Indian Air Force soldiers march during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi. Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the day the Indian air force, the fourth largest air force in the world, was officially established in 1932. Apart from defending Indian air space, the air force also delivers humanitarian aid and disaster relief material during natural calamities.

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Air Warrior Drill team of Indian Air Force display their skills during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Air Warrior Drill team of Indian Air Force display their skills during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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An Indian Air Force officer leads a marching contingent during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Former Indian cricketer and honorary Indian Air Force (IAF) officer Sachin Tendulkar, center right, speaks with Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Former Indian cricketer and honorary Indian Air Force (IAF) officer Sachin Tendulkar, cente right, shakes hand with Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force soldiers march during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria, center, inspects a guard of honor during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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IAF aircragt 'Tejas' performs as an 'Apache' helicopter is seen parked in the foreground, during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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IAF aircraft 'Tejas' performs during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad.

PTI Photo/Vijay Verma

Viewers watch the newly-inducted IAF helicopters 'Chinook' as they perform during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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Indian Air Force officers, who participated in Balakot airstrike, fly 3 Mirage 2000 aircrafts and 2 Su-30 MKI fighter planes in ‘Avenger formation’, during the 87th Indian Air Force Day Parade, at Hindon airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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A C-17 Globemaster III and two Sukhoi Su-30MKI planes flypast in a formation, during the 87th Indian Air Force Day Parade, at Hindon airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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Indian Air Force Surya Kiran fly in a formation during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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An Indian Air Force MIG 21 flies during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force Sarang helicopters fly during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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An Indian Air Force fighter plane Su- 30MKI releases flares as it flies past during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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An Indian Air Force vintage plane Dakota flies flanked by two vayudoot aircrafts during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force Apache attack helicopters fly by during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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An Indian Air Force plane C-17, center, flanked by Su 30MKI fly by during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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An Indian Air Force fighter plane Jaguar flies during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman leads a MiG formation while flying an MiG Bison aircraft, during the 87th Indian Air Force Day Parade, at Hindon airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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