Indian Airforce Day 2022: Since 2014 till now, the Indian Air Force has not only modernized itself better but has also realized the dream of new air technologies and aircraft manufacturing in the country with the objective of self-reliant India. As far as the central control is concerned, an integrated air command and control system has been developed in the Indian Air Force, which integrates all the sensors on the ground and in the air.
The Indian Air Force is also looking after force multipliers such as flight refueling aircraft, airborne warning and control systems, etc. On the missile front, India has a good fleet of strategic missiles, including the Agni1-V and Prithvi. There are also ‘Long Range Surface to Air Missiles’ (LR-SAMs), ‘Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles’ (MR-SAMs), etc., for multi-layered security.
Indian Air Force will celebrate its 90th Raising Day on 8 October with a spectacular parade and fly past in Chandigarh.
- 83 fighter and transport aircraft and helicopters will show aerial feats in Chandigarh.
- People will see air show of fighter planes like Rafale, Sukhoi-30 and Mirage 2000.
- LCH ‘Prachanda’ will also show its power for the first time in public air.
- Fly-past chaired by President Draupadi Murmu over Sukhna Lake.
- Some colorful and varied formats will be displayed.
- New ‘combat uniform’ of the Air Force will also be unveiled.
India also has Brahmos which is indigenously manufactured. India has inducted heavy lift helicopters like Chinook and helicopters like Apache in its Air Force. On the other hand the ultra modern Rafale aircraft is also included in the fleet of Indian Air Force.
Indian Air Force has now also developed a dedicated satellite system for its own operations. On the infrastructure front, the Indian Air Force is also undertaking a project called ‘Modernization of Airfield Infrastructure’. Under this project 30 airports have been upgraded to 24X7 all-weather flying capabilities.
Indian Air Force in association with Hindustan Aeronautics and DRDO has manufactured indigenously developed aircraft and helicopters such as Tejas, Rudra, Chetak and recently Prachanda. Which demonstrate the Make in India vision of the Indian Air Force and the country’s self-reliance.
In the same year, the World Directory of Modern Military has ranked the Indian Air Force third in the world in the Global Air Powers Ranking, giving 69.4 TvR, which shows the extraordinary development of the Indian Air Force at the present time.