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89th Indian Air Force Day: Parade to Pay Tribute to 1971 War Heroes

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Indian Air Force Day is celebrated on 8th October every year, this year it’s the 89th Air Force day.

Indian Air Force Day is celebrated on 8th October every year, this year it’s the 89th Air Force day. On this day Parade is organized a parade to pay the tribute to the war heroes of 1971. The date 8th Oct was decided because on that date in 1932 IAF was established. The celebration of the date takes place at the Hilton Air Force Station in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad in the presence of the senior officials of the three armed forces and Chief of Air Staff.

"A scintillating air display by various aircraft will be the hallmark of the Air Force Day Parade-cum-investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindan (Ghaziabad)," said the Ministry of Defence in a press release. 

"The air display will commence with flag-bearing skydivers of the famous AKASH GANGA Team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft in their colorful canopies at 08.00 am. The flypast would include heritage aircraft, modern transport aircraft, and frontline fighter aircraft. The ceremony will conclude at 10:52 AM with the spellbinding aerobatic display," it added.

Indian Air Force Day 2021

On this day a parade is organized to pay tribute to the 1971 war heroes and included formation with a call sign which is related to the places and people involved in the 1971 war when India defeated Pakistan and led to the creation of Bangladesh. 

Last year, the theme which was followed on IAF Day was “the untiring efforts and supreme sacrifices of its personnel”. Meanwhile, in 2019, the nation witnessed the theme of “know your Air Force”.