89th Air Force Day 2021 parade to pay tribute to 1971 war heroes – Know history, significance
The Indian Air Force was founded on October 8, 1932, and since then, it has played a key role as backbone of army in several crucial wars and landmark missions.
The Indian Air Force Day parade on October 8 will include formations with call signs related to the places and people involved in the 1971 war during division of Pakistan in which India defeated Pakistan and led to the creation of Bangladesh.
Our air force is backbone of whole army, remember the day when kargil war happened, our army going to tired then airforce hold the command. Pakistan was firing from top of hill and our army was in valley at that time also indian air force fly and drop bombs on pakistani troop and then finally pakistan defeated by Indian army and this bacame success of airforce.
“The famous Tangail airdrop operation would be depicted with three paratroopers including one from the Army jumping from a vintage Dakota transport aircraft,” IAF officials said.
The Vinaash formation flying in the parade would showcase the victory in Longewala operations with six Hawk aircraft.
Originally, the Hunter aircraft had decimated Pakistani armoured formations which had come to attack Indian bases in the desert with an aim to strike deep inside Indian territory. But the airforce fly over Pakistani army and dropped bombs over them, finally india won the battle.
Honouring its only Param Vir Chakra awardee Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon, Sekhon formation would see one each of Rafale, LCA Tejas, Jaguar, MiG-29 and Mirage 2000 fighter jets flying over the parade together.
Meghna formation related to the famous Heli-bridging operations by the IAF to transport army troops across the river Meghna would include Mi-17 and Chinook choppers with a howitzer underslung.