Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Indian Air Force on its foundation day, saying the courage, valour and dedication of its soldiers to protect the country inspire everyone. The prime minister also posted a brief video in which he speaks of the Indian Air Force's beginning in 1932 as a force of six pilots and 19 airmen and its rise to become one of the strongest forces in the 21st century.
Air Force Day Parade 2020. Live from Air Force Station Hindan. https://t.co/QNWdvkvjZG— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) October 8, 2020
The Indian Air Force will put some of its best fighter planes to display today. This will include frontline aircraft like Rafale, Su-30MKI, Apache, Tejas and Gajraj. This year, a total of 56 aircraft, including 19 fighters and seven transport aircraft along with 19 helicopters, will be a part of the aerial show.
The main attraction of the IAF Day parade will be the Rafale. Five of this fighter jets were inducted in the IAF in September 2020. Have a look: