Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh greets air warriors on 88th Air Force Day

New Delhi, October 8, 2020: Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh conveyed best wishes to the air warriors and their families on the occasion of 88th Air Force Day-2020 of Indian Air Force (IAF) here today.
He said in a message, “Eighty-eight years of dedication, sacrifice and excellence mark the journey of the IAF which is today a lethal and formidable force to reckon with.”
Raksha Mantri expressed that the Nation was proud of its men and women in blue and salutes the prowess of the IAF as it stands ready to face challenges and deter adversaries.
“We remain committed to enhancement of IAF’s combat capability through modernisation and indigenisation,” Rajnath Singh tweeted.
Raksha Mantri also expressed confidence that the IAF would always guard the Nation’s skies, come what may, adding, “Here’s wishing you blue skies and happy landings always.”
Meanwhile, a stunning air show at the Hindon air base in Ghaziabad near Delhi captivated people across the country.
The newly acquired Rafale fighter jets were part of the show for the first time.
“My congratulations to all air warriors… on behalf of the air warriors I would like to assure all Indians that the Indian Air Force is ever ready to guard our borders,” Air Chief RKS Bhadauria said in his address today.
“As we enter the 89th year, the IAF is undergoing a transformational change. We are entering an era which will redefine where we employ aerospace power and conduct integrated multi-domain operations,” hea added.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other ministers and leaders also greeted the air warriors on Air Force Day.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, General MM Naravane and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh attended the Indian Air Force Day celebrations .
IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria inspected the Indian Air Force Day parade.
The Nishan Toli march was led by Squadron Leader Shivangi Rajawat .

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