IAF shifts parade venue to decongest Delhi airport

The Indian Air Force has decided to shift its annual parade and flypast to an airbase on the outskirts of the Capital to add to the grandeur of the event.

india Updated: May 11, 2006 15:28 IST

The Indian Air Force has decided to shift its annual parade and flypast to an airbase on the outskirts of the Capital to add to the grandeur of the event and to decongest the Delhi airport.

"This is a suo motu move, keeping in view the public convenience," an IAF officer explained.

Therefore, the IAF parade will now move to the Hindon airbase in Uttar Pradesh, 15 kilometres away from the present venue.

"The shift will help us display the entire gamut of our capabilities," the officer added.

Presently, the parade was being conducted at a portion of the Delhi airport under the direct control of the IAF. That high-security area is where Indian and foreign dignitaries arrive and depart from the Capital.

First Published: May 11, 2006 08:25 IST