Indian Air Force celebrates 89th foundation day

The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 89th anniversary today, September 8. The IAF was established on October 8, 1932,

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On the occasion of Air Force Day, the IAF put up a scintillating display in the air as a combination of 75 aircraft, drawn from both vintage and modern fleet of the IAF performed skilful manoeuvres in the sky to also mark the platinum jubilee year of India's Independence.(Bloomberg)

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Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters during the Air Force Day Parade at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. India's long-delayed plans to overhaul its military are getting a new life as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government moves closer to the U.S. and its allies, which are strengthening defense cooperation against China. (Bloomberg)

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Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Vivek Ram Chaudhary inspects the 89th Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force station in Ghaziabad on October 8.(AFP)

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An Indian Air Force (IAF) Akash Ganga skydiver performs during the Air Force Day Parade at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on October 8. (Bloomberg)

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An Indian Air Force (IAF) Chinook helicopter carries an artillery gun during the Air Force Day Parade at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on October 8.(Bloomberg)

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Chief of Defence Staff of India General Bipin Rawat arrives to attend Indian Air Force (IAF)'s 89th foundation day ceremony, at Hindan Airbase in Ghaziabad, on October 8.(PTI)

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An Indian Air Force (IAF) Chinook helicopter carries an artillery gun alongside a MI-17 helicopter during the Air Force Day Parade at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad.(Bloomberg)

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Indian Air Force (IAF) Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) 'Sarang' team performs during the 89th Air Force Day parade, at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad.(REUTERS)

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Indian Air Force (IAF) Apache helicopters fire flares during the Air Force Day Parade at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.(Bloomberg)

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