The Indian Air Force celebrated its 86th anniversary today, highlighting the untiring efforts and supreme sacrifices made by its personnel.

Marking the occasion and keeping up with the tradition, IAF organised a grand Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindon in Ghaziabad.

IAF air display

The parade was followed by an air display and acrobatics by the Air Force’s various aircraft, including Jaguar, Bison, MiG-29, Mirage-2000 and SU-30 MKI fighter jets and Rudra helicopters.

Following the parade, spectators had an opportunity to witness static display of aircraft, weapon, radar and missiles systems of the Indian Air Force.

The Indian Air Force came into force in 1932 as the Royal Indian Air Force under then British rule. The name was changed to Indian Air Force in 1950.

The IAF has technologically evolved and grown in strength over these years to thwart any threat to the nation.