8th October’2019 (Tuesday)
Indian Air Force was officially established on 8 October 1932 by the British Empire. The Indian Air Force Day is celebrated on the day of inception of this force in India to aid the Army that was fighting on the land. That is on 8th October every year.
This year,the 87th Indian Air Force Day was celebrated on Tuesday, 8th October 2019.
The Defence Minister of India, Sri Rajnath Singh, was in France to receive the first Rafale aircraft, out of the 36 those are ordered. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman flew MIG Bison aircraft at the Hindon Air Force Station, Ghaziabad. Air Chief Marshal, R.K.S. Bhadauria thanked the nation for the trust and support and vowed by the Air Force’s resolve to protect the interest of the nation at all costs. The No 9 squadron of the Indian Air Force which had carried out the Balakot strike was awarded for the dexterity and preciseness with which it carried out the strike. Air Force has also released the promotional video featuring the Balakot airstrike.