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Indian Air Force (IAF) 85th Air Force Day celebration features 8th October 2017



Indian Air Force (IAF) Fighter jets Get ready to Put a stellar show in the skies for 85th Air Force Day

Indian Air Force fighter (IAF) jets shows off a display during a rehearsal for the 85th Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base in Ghaziabad on October 6.

IAF's popular Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) performs during the rehearsal. The SKAT belong to the No. 52 Squadron which was initially established on 1 January 1986. 

The team's primary role was air defense, while its secondary role was ground attack.

IAF's Dhruv helicopters of the Sarang team perform a death-defying maneuver as they rehearse for the parade.

Indian Air Force personnel perform a drill with rifles during the rehearsal programme, for the 85th Air Force Day parade.

Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster III (C) and SU-30, planes fly during a rehearsal for the 85th Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base in Ghaziabad.

Members of Akash Ganga team display their skill. Akash Ganga is IAF's 14- member Skydiving team. 

It originated in the early 1970s when defense personnel tried to hone their aerial assault techniques for wartime operations. 

The practice later evolved into a peacetime adventure sports and in 1987 the IAF launched Akash Ganga at the Air Force Station in Agra.


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