Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who shot Pak’s F-16 during Balakot fighting, has flown MiG-21 Bison at Tuesday's Air Force Day 2019 flypast. Three Mirage 2000 aircraft and two Su-30MKI fighter aircraft also flew in 'Avenger formation'. The planes were flown by pilots who took part in Balakot air strike.
Indian Air Force (IAF) is celebrating 87th anniversary on Air Force Day 2019 at Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and IAF Chief, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria present at the event.
Meanwhile, Air Force Chief on Tuesday said, Indian Air Force is grateful for nation's trust amd confidence in us & the support provided. On behalf of all air warriors, I assure the nation of our sacred resolve, defending the sovereignty of our skies&safeguarding our national interest at all cost.