Indian Air Force Day 2020: Every year Indian Air Force Day is celebrated on October 8th. This year, India celebrates 88th Indian Air Force Day. The celebration of this day was officially started in the year 1932 to increase the awareness of the Indian air force in any organization of the national security both officially and publicly. Since then Indian Air Force Day is celebrated every year with great enthusiasm and fervor at various Air Stations all over the country on October 8.
Indian Air Force is also known as “Bhartiya Vayu Sena”. The Indian Air Force, the air arm of the Indian military, has its prime duty of protecting the Indian airspace and in addition to doing the ethereal warfare amid any clash.
With around 1, 70,000 personnel and 1,500 aircraft, IAF is the fourth largest air force in the world after the United States, Russia, and China.
Air Force Day 2020: PM Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind honoured air warriors of IAF
President Kovind tweeted, “On Air Force Day, we proudly honour our air warriors, veterans, and families of the Indian Air Force. The nation remains indebted to the contribution of the IAF in securing our skies and assisting civil authorities in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief,”
On his other tweet, he said, “The ongoing process of modernisation with the induction of Rafale, Apache and Chinook will transform the IAF into an even more formidable strategic force. Confident that in the years to come, the Indian Air Force will continue to maintain its high standards of commitment and competence,” have a look at the tweet.