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President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Modi Extend Greetings on the 85th Air Force Day

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is celebrating the 85th anniversary at Hindon Air Force base in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district

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Indian air force pilots clicked outside their jet. Wikimedia

New Delhi, October 8, 2017 : President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the air warriors and extended greetings on the occasion of 85th Air Force Day.

“On Air Force Day, I salute the valour, commitment and dedication of our brave air warriors. They safeguard our skies,” Kovind tweeted.

In a tweet, Modi said: “On Air Force Day, best wishes to our courageous air warriors and their families. Their determination and prowess ensure that our skies are safe.”

Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre also greeted air warriors and their families.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is celebrating the 85th anniversary at Hindon Air Force base in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district where a series of scintillating air display will be organised. (IANS)

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New Delhi: Women would soon be inducted as fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said here on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted the Indian Air Force Personnel, saying that their contribution was monumental for the country.

“We have women pilots flying transport aircrafts and helicopters, we are now planning to induct them into the fighter stream to meet the aspirations of young women of India,” Raha said at the 83rd Air Force Day parade.

The event was held at Hindon Air Force base.

“I salute our air force personnel on Air Force Day. They have always served India with great courage and determination,” Modi said in a statement.

“Contribution of our Air Force is monumental. They are always at the forefront, be it in protecting skies or in times of disasters,” the statement added.

According to officials, there are around 300 women pilots in the Indian Air Force.

(IANS)