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.
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