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India celebrates its 86th Indian Air Force Day 2018 on 8th October



India celebrates its 86th Indian Air Force Day on 8th October 2018: Details, Aim, Celebrations, Significance, History

India celebrated its Air Force Day-2018 on 8 October across India. This year India celebrates its 86th-anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

The Indian Air Force Day celebration aims to increase the awareness about the importance of Indian Air Force (IAF) as an important part of the national security

On Indian Air Force Day, Indian Air Force (IAF) with zeal and pride at various Air Stations all over the country which includes Parade, Oath Taking Ceremony, Rifle Drill, Sky-diving, Air Show Exhibition of fighter planes and other equipment. 

The Indian Air Force Day was first celebrated in the year 1932 as an auxiliary Air Force of Indian Empire. 

Since establishment, Indian Air Force has been involved in the following operations and wars:

1. World War II
2. Sino-Indian War
3. Operation Cactus
4. Operation Vijay
5. Kargil War 
6. Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
7. Indo-Pakistani War of 1947
8. Congo Crisis
9. Operation Vijay
10. Operation Poomalai
11. Operation Pawan

Indian Air Force (IAF)

The Indian Air Force is known as 'Bharatiya Vayu Sena' in Hindi. The President of India holds the rank of Supreme Commander of the IAF.

Founded: 8th October 1932

Part Of: Indian Armed Forces 

Headquarters: New Delhi

Chief of the Air Staff (CAS): Air Chief Marshal, Birender Singh Dhanoa

Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS): Air Marshal, Shirish Baban Deo


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