Indian Air Force Day: Every year, India observes Air Force Day on 8th October. On this day, the Air Force in India was officially raised as the supporting force of the Royal Air Force of the UK (United Kingdom) in 1932. Air Force Day is celebrated every year at Hindon Air Force Station, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. These celebrations take part in the presence of the IAF chief and senior officials of the three-armed forces.
Air Force Day: History
Air Force is also known as Bharatiya Vayu Sena was established by the British Empire, on 8th October 1932. The first operational squadron came in April 1933. After its participation in World War II, the Indian Air Force came to be known as the Royal Indian Air Force.
It was the year 1932 when Air Force in India was officially raised as the supporting force of the Royal Air Force of the UK. From that time, this day had been observed every year as Air Force Day.
Air Force Day: Significance
The IAF (Indian Air Force) is the crucial organ of the Indian Armed Forces. It plays a key role in the wars fought by the country. The IAF’s prime mission is securing Indian Airspace and conducting aerial activities during armed conflicts within nations.
Since its Independence, the Indian Air Force has taken part in many wars, including one war with the People’s Republic of China and four wars with Pakistan.
The Indian Air Force Not only safeguards Indian territory but also provides support during natural calamities in the country. Hence, this day is celebrated to honor and recognize the efforts of the entire force.
Indian Air Force Day 2022 Theme
Every year, Indian Air Force Day is celebrated with a unique theme. Last year’s theme was “the untiring efforts and supreme sacrifices of its personnel” and 2019 year’s theme was “know your Air Force”.
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