Indian Air Force Day: Some Important Facts about Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force Day: Some Important Facts about Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force Day: Some Important Factsabout Indian Air Force

Everyyear, 8th October is celebrated as IndianAir Force Day. The day was officially started on 8th October in the year1932 with an aim to raise awareness of Indian air force in any organization ofthe national security both officially and publicly. Present-day, the day iscelebrated in all air force bases across the country with various air shows andparades conducted by air force cadets. This day, Air Force stations in manystates will conduct parades at their Airbases.

Sinceinception, the Indian Air Force has been shielding the country and its people.The IAF is working with its core purpose to protect Indian territory andnational interests from all threats related to the other branches of the armedforces by protecting Indian aerospace and the force is doing its workperfectly. On this special day, we arepresenting some unknown facts about the Indian Air Forces that you should know:

  1. Indian AirForces are the fourth largest air force in the world after the US, China, andRussia. It has around 1, 70,000 personnel and 1,500 aircraft.
  2. PadmavathyBandopadhyay was the first woman Air Marshal of the Indian Air Force. She wasalso the first woman officer who became a specialist in aviation medicine.
  3. Indian AirForce created a world record during its 'Raahat' mission while rescuingcivilians during the Uttarakhand flash floods by airlifting almost 20,000civilians.
  4. The IndianAir Force has the largest airbase in Asia named as the Hindon Air Force Station, it is situated in Ghaziabad.
  5. The IAFmuseum, situated in New Delhi holds a rich collection of memorabilia of IndianMilitary Aviation and also presents the history of the Indian Air Force.
  6. The motto ofIndian Air Force is "Touching the Skywith Glory" and it is working on the same motto.
  7. After thedeath of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, ArjanSingh, the Marshal of the Indian Air Force is the only living Indianmilitary officer with a 5-star rank.
  8. One of themost surprising factors about India Air Force is that it has a military baseoutside the country.  The Farkhor Airbase is in Farkhor nearTajikistan; this is India's first and only military base that is out of thenation.
  9. The highestAir Force Station of the Indian Air Force is at 22,000 ft (or 6,706 m), Siachen Glacier AFS.
  10. It is a matter of pride for every India that Indian Air Force ison the way to build the 5th generation SukhoiPAK FA with the collaboration of Russia.

Theseare few interesting facts about the Indian Air Force. We hope you love it if weleft any important point then please let me know in the comment section.

Because India is free from our ancestors andfreedom fighters; Now it is our responsibility to maintain their independencein the future. Happy Indian Air Force Day 2019

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