Indian Air Force Day: IAF Celebrates Milestone with Focus on Modernization and Service

NEW DELHI | Updated: 08 October, 2023 12:34 pm IST
CDS Anil Chauhan

NEW DELHI: The Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan has extended his greetings on the 92nd Indian Air Force (IAF) Day on October 8. This marks nearly a century of service to the nation. He conveyed his appreciation to the air warriors, veterans, and their families.

“This momentous occasion underscores the IAF’s dedication to our nation,” General Chauhan stated, emphasizing the milestone’s significance.

The 92nd IAF Day also serves to honour the sacrifices of those who gave their lives in service. General Chauhan remarked, “Their courage and dedication continue to inspire generations of Indians.”

Over the years, the IAF has played a vital role in the country’s conflicts, carried out air strikes, facilitated the evacuation of Indian citizens from conflict areas, and engaged in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions. It has also actively participated in international air exercises, showcasing its interoperability with global air forces.

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Under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative, the IAF has emphasized indigenous defence production and capacity enhancement. General Chauhan noted, “We have invested in Electronic Warfare, Space, Cyber capabilities, and Artificial Intelligence-based Decision Tools. The Swarm Unmanned Munition Systems, a product of the successful Mehar Baba Drone competition conceptualized by the IAF, represent our commitment to innovation.”

Looking forward, the IAF remains committed to modernization, innovation, and international cooperation in the 21st century. “On this 92nd IAF Day,” General Chauhan concluded, “let us stand together in honouring the IAF and expressing our gratitude to the men and women who protect our skies and secure our future. It remains a symbol of our nation’s strength and resolve, poised to reach new heights of glory.”

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