Tomorrow is Indian Airforce Day 2022 celebration. The greatest day of Indian Airforce. Crew force of the Indian Air Force is continuously getting stronger. It is a matter of great pride for our country. Today the strength of the Indian Air Force is becoming indigenous fighter aircraft. The special thing is that the country is increasing the strength of its army by following the path of ‘self-reliance’. In this sequence, the Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachanda’ has been handed over to the Air Force recently. Would like to tell that the number of powerful fighter aircraft in the Air Force fleet has increased rapidly at this time. People will soon get to see the exciting performance of these powerful aircraft who have joined the army.
The country has been celebrating Indian Air Force Day as an annual festival every year. Like every time, this time also the Indian Air Force is going to celebrate its annual festival on this day. But this year’s Air Force Day is going to be unique and different. In fact, in this Air Force Day, the world will see the power of the new aircraft included in the Indian Air Force team and for the first time, the Air Force will celebrate ‘Air Force Day’ outside Ghaziabad. All the preparations for this have been almost completed.
When is Indian Air Force Day 2022 celebrated?
Like every year, this time also the Indian Air Force is going to celebrate the 90th Air Force Day on 8 October. The event will be held at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. This is the reason that this year’s festival is going to be historic. For the first time, this program will be organized outside Hindon Base in Delhi-NCR Ghaziabad. On this occasion, the three army chiefs including President Draupadi Murmu and thousands of spectators will attend the event.
Why Indian Air Force Day 2022 celebrated on 8 October only?
It is noteworthy that in the history of the country and the world, the date of October 8 is recorded for many important reasons. This date is very important for the Indian Air Force. India celebrates Indian Air Force Day every year on 8 October. Actually, on this day the Air Force in India officially came into existence as a subsidiary. The Royal Indian Air Force was established on 08 October 1932 in undivided India. It was then under colonial rule. This date is celebrated every year in India as Air Force Day. This is the biggest festival.
About Indian Air Force
Indian Air Force is the fourth largest air force in the world. The Hindon Air Force Station located in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh is the largest in Asia. Since the inception of the Indian Air Force, it has been following the path of its motto ‘Nabh: Sprusham Deeptam’. This motto of the Air Force has been taken from the 11th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. It means ‘Touch the sky with pride’. Blue, sky blue and white are the colors of the Air Force flag.
History of Indian Air Force
It was awarded the prefix ‘Royal’ for the contribution of the Indian Air Force in World War II. The prefix was dropped when India became a republic in 1950. The Indian Air Force was officially established as an auxiliary force in the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom. Since independence in 1947, Air Force Day has been marked with events, parades and a flypast at Palam, New Delhi. Due to the increasing traffic problem in the country’s capital for the last one and a half decade, these events were shifted to Hindon Air Base.
When did the first flight take off?
It flew for the first time on 01 April 1933. Its first squad consisted of 6 RAF Trained Officers and 19 Air Soldiers. The first operation was against the Tribal in Waziristan. It was expanded during the Second World War. The responsibility of the Indian Air Force is to protect India from all possible threats as well as assist in relief and rescue operations in disasters.
Contribution of Indian Air Force
The Air Force has been involved in many wars. It has Second World War, Indo-China War, Operation Cactus, Operation Vijay, Kargil War, Indo-Pakistan War, Congo Crisis. Today the Air Force is divided into five operational and two functional commands. Each command is headed by an Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the rank of Air Marshal. The objective of the Operational Command is to carry out military operations using aircraft in the area of responsibility. Functional command is responsible for being prepared for war.