Photos| Flying blue: India celebrates 85th Air Force Day

The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 85th anniversary at Hindon Air Force base in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district on Sunday. A series of scintillating air drills and parade took place at the Air Force base.

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Indian Air Force personnel march during the 85th Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Air Force base in Ghaziabad. (Sushil Kumar / HT PHOTO)

Indian Air Force personnel march during the 85th Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Air Force base in Ghaziabad. (Sushil Kumar / HT PHOTO)

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Indian Air Force’s ‘Sarang’ Helicopter Aerobatic team displaying maneuvers during the 85th Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base in Ghaziabad. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

Indian Air Force’s ‘Sarang’ Helicopter Aerobatic team displaying maneuvers during the 85th Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base in Ghaziabad. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

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Indian Air Force personnel parade during the 85th Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Air Force base. (STR / AFP)

Indian Air Force personnel parade during the 85th Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Air Force base. (STR / AFP)

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An enthusiastic audience witnessed the 85th Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Air Force base in Ghaziabad. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

An enthusiastic audience witnessed the 85th Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Air Force base in Ghaziabad. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

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Indian Air Force personnel perform a drill with rifles during the 85th Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

Indian Air Force personnel perform a drill with rifles during the 85th Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

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On the 85th anniversary of the Indian Air Force at Hindon Air Base, the ‘Sarang’ Helicopter Aerobatic team showing their skills. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

On the 85th anniversary of the Indian Air Force at Hindon Air Base, the ‘Sarang’ Helicopter Aerobatic team showing their skills. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

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Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa (R) Captain of IAF, Sachin Tendulkar (C) Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat, and others at the Hindon Air Force base during the 85th Air Force Day. (Kamal Kishore / PTI)

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa (R) Captain of IAF, Sachin Tendulkar (C) Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat, and others at the Hindon Air Force base during the 85th Air Force Day. (Kamal Kishore / PTI)

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Indian Air Force personnel next to the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter plane during the 85th Air Force Day celebrations. (Kamal Kishore / PTI)

Indian Air Force personnel next to the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter plane during the 85th Air Force Day celebrations. (Kamal Kishore / PTI)

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