Updated December 18th, 2023 at 17:32 IST

IAF's finest soar: 213 Flight Cadets commissioned after glorious parade

The diverse graduating class included women officers and cadets from the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, and foreign countries.

Reported by: Yuvraj Tyagi

1/6: A momentous occasion unfolded at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal as 213 Flight Cadets from the (IAF) marked the culmination of their rigorous training with a spectacular Combined Graduation Parade./ Image: MoD

2/6: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presided over the grand parade, where he not only reviewed the precision of the marching cadets but also bestowed the President's Commission upon the graduating cadets./ Image: MoD

3/6: The graduating officers included 25 women officers. 8 officers from the Indian Navy, 9 from the Indian Coast Guard, and 2 from foreign nations received wings for completion of flying training. / Image: MoD

4/6: Subsequently, Flight Cadets were adorned with their 'Stripes' at a solemn 'Commissioning Ceremony,' marking the formal induction of these officers into the esteemed ranks of the Indian Air Force. / Image: MoD

5/6: The CGP reached its zenith with a synchronized fly-past by trainer aircraft, including Pilatus PC-7 Mk II, Hawk, and Kiran, accompanied by Chetak helicopters./ Image: MoD

6/6: The ceremony not only marked the culmination of extensive training but also symbolized the entrustment of responsibilities to the new generation of IAF officers. / Image: MoD

Published December 18th, 2023 at 17:32 IST