All guns blazing: Youngest arm of Indian Army celebrates 24th Raising Day

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Youngest Arm of Indian Army , Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) celebrated the 24th Army Air Defence Raising Day. (HT PHOTO)

Youngest Arm of Indian Army , Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) celebrated the 24th Army Air Defence Raising Day. (HT PHOTO)

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The youngest arm of the Indian Army, Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD), celebrated its 24th Raising Day on Tuesday at Headquarters Southern Command. (HT PHOTO)

The youngest arm of the Indian Army, Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD), celebrated its 24th Raising Day on Tuesday at Headquarters Southern Command. (HT PHOTO)

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Indian Army, Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) display fire power and equipments as they celebrated its 24th Raising Day at KK Ranges Ahmednagar in Pune on Wednesday, January 10, 2017. (HT PHOTO)

Indian Army, Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) display fire power and equipments as they celebrated its 24th Raising Day at KK Ranges Ahmednagar in Pune on Wednesday, January 10, 2017. (HT PHOTO)

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Army Air Defence in India traces its origins to 1939, in pre-independence India when anti-aircraft units were raised to counter Japanese air threat. Post independence, it remained a part of the Regiment of Artillery and later bifurcated as a separate arm in 1994. (HT PHOTO)

Army Air Defence in India traces its origins to 1939, in pre-independence India when anti-aircraft units were raised to counter Japanese air threat. Post independence, it remained a part of the Regiment of Artillery and later bifurcated as a separate arm in 1994. (HT PHOTO)

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Indian Army, Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) during the 24th Raising Day at KK Ranges Ahmednagar in Pune on Wednesday, October 10, 2007. (HT PHOTO )

Indian Army, Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) during the 24th Raising Day at KK Ranges Ahmednagar in Pune on Wednesday, October 10, 2007. (HT PHOTO )

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New state-of-the-art weapons systems are being inducted, as well as qualitative upgradation of the existing systems is being undertaken. The transformation of the Corps of Army Air Defence is proceeding on a fast track, at KK Ranges Ahmednagar in Pune. (ht photo )

New state-of-the-art weapons systems are being inducted, as well as qualitative upgradation of the existing systems is being undertaken. The transformation of the Corps of Army Air Defence is proceeding on a fast track, at KK Ranges Ahmednagar in Pune. (ht photo )

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Indian Army, Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) includes four Battle Honours, three Military Crosses, one Member of British Empire, two Ashok Chakras, four Kirti Chakras, seven Param Vishisht Seva medals, fifteen Ati Vishisht Seva medals, 21 Vir Chakras, nine Shaurya Chakras, 106 Sena medals, 31 Vishisht Seva medals and seven Unit Appreciations. (HT PHOTO)

Indian Army, Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) includes four Battle Honours, three Military Crosses, one Member of British Empire, two Ashok Chakras, four Kirti Chakras, seven Param Vishisht Seva medals, fifteen Ati Vishisht Seva medals, 21 Vir Chakras, nine Shaurya Chakras, 106 Sena medals, 31 Vishisht Seva medals and seven Unit Appreciations. (HT PHOTO)

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Visitors take a look at the displayed equipments as they celebrated the 24th Raising Day at KK Ranges Ahmednagar in Pune on Wednesday, January 10, 2017. (ht pHOTO)

Visitors take a look at the displayed equipments as they celebrated the 24th Raising Day at KK Ranges Ahmednagar in Pune on Wednesday, January 10, 2017. (ht pHOTO)

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Indian Army, Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) units is active in nation building and disaster management activities. (HT PHOTO )

Indian Army, Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) units is active in nation building and disaster management activities. (HT PHOTO )

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Visitors take pictures with the Indian Army, Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) tankers during the 24th Raising Day at KK Ranges Ahmednagar in Pune on Wednesday, January 10, 2017. (HT PHOTO)

Visitors take pictures with the Indian Army, Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) tankers during the 24th Raising Day at KK Ranges Ahmednagar in Pune on Wednesday, January 10, 2017. (HT PHOTO)

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The Corps of Army Air Defence ( AAD), is an active corps of the Indian Army and a major combative formation tasked with air defences of the country from foreign threats. The AAD Corps is responsible for the protection of Indian air space from enemy aircraft and missiles. (HT PHOTO )

The Corps of Army Air Defence ( AAD), is an active corps of the Indian Army and a major combative formation tasked with air defences of the country from foreign threats. The AAD Corps is responsible for the protection of Indian air space from enemy aircraft and missiles. (HT PHOTO )

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Indian Army, Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) display fire power and equipments as they celebrated its 24th Raising Day at KK Ranges Ahmednagar in Pune. (HT PHOTO)

Indian Army, Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) display fire power and equipments as they celebrated its 24th Raising Day at KK Ranges Ahmednagar in Pune. (HT PHOTO)

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