Indian Airforce Day: 8th October
Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the birth of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on October 8, 2019. This was the 87th Anniversary.
Indian Air Force trivia:
- Indian Air Force ranks as the fourth-best airforce in the world.
- The Indian Air Force functions with the motto “Touching the Sky with Glory”.
- The President of India serves as the Commander-in-Chief of our forces including IAF.
- The Government, in January 2002, granted the rank of Marshal of the Air Force to Arjan Singh, thus making him the first and the only Five-star officer with the Indian Air Force and ceremonial chief of the air force.
The Indian Air Force has the strength of about 170,000 personnel and more than 1,400 aircraft and considered as one of the leading air forces of the world.
Significance of the day:
The Indian Air Force was founded on October 8, 1932, and the force participated in several crucial wars and landmark missions. The Indian Air Force Day is celebrated to mark its anniversary. A scintillating air display by various aircraft is planned to celebrate the Air Force Day Parade 2019.