An amazing display was put up by the Indian Air Force to celebrate its 80th anniversary at Hindon Air base, Ghaziabad. Along with aircrafts and choppers, various modern equipments and weapons were also displayed.
THE INDIAN Air Force celebrated its 80th anniversary on October 8 at the Hindon Air base in Ghaziabad, where it showcased its aerial strength. It was a special occasion for the IAF. For those people who gathered at the occasion, it was an awesome sight to look at blue skies above the Hindon Air base.
Mi-25 and Mi-35 helicopters, C-130J plane along with MiG-21, MiG-29, Mirage-2000 and Su-30MKI combat jets were some of the special aircrafts that were showcased during the event, reported The Times of India. But, one has to agree that when the Havilland Toger Moth took to the air, all those present at the venue dropped jaws in awe.
But for those people who had expected the aerobatic display by Surya Kiran, it was not to be as their team seemed to have been kept on the ground since last year along with the Sarang helicopter squad. As reported by IANS, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne said, "Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is adding some safety features in all the Dhruv choppers and that is why Sarang is not here. In the next two months, they will start aerobatic practice,"
Some of the latest purchases such as AEW&C aircraft and the Mi-17V5 cargo chopper were also on display. It was not only such kind of aircrafts that were on display (but it did get maximum attention). The IAF is also planning to renovate some old aircrafts as well. Various kinds of modern equipment, military weapons were also on display during the special show.