New Delhi, Oct 10 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday presented colours to the Army Aviation Corps in a ceremonial parade, held at Army Aviation Base in Nasik Road of Maharashtra.
The colours were received by Combat Army Aviation Training School, on behalf of the Army Aviation Corps. Speaking on the occasion, the President complemented the Army Aviation Corps and lauded their immense contribution towards nation building.
Army Aviation Corps is the youngest corps of the Indian Army. However, in the last 32 years, it has excelled in all spheres and proved their mettle in various operations, an Indian Army Spokesperson said here.
Immediately after its raising in 1986, the Army Aviation Corps proved its impeccable combat credentials during 'Operation Pawan' in Sri Lanka, he added. Siachen Glacier has been the ultimate operational frontier for the Corps, since 1984.
Routinely operating at 20000 feet and above in extremely challenging conditions, the highly-skilled and motivated pilots of the Corps have been supporting 'Operation Meghdoot,' with skill and dedication.
The President congratulated Lieutenant General Kanwal Kumar, Director General and Colonel Commandant of Army Aviation and all ranks (both serving and retired), for their devotion to duty and professional conduct. (UNI)