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86th Air Force Day: From Parade Marches To Fly-past, Here's How India Is Commemorating Air Force Day. LIVE UPDATES

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

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Each year at Air Force Day celebrations, IAF showcases how it has touched the sky with glory and this year is no exception. India is commemorating the 86th Air Force Day on 8th of October, Monday.


Indian Air Force was officially established on 8 October 1932 by the British Empire. It held the status of the auxiliary force of the British Empire that aided the army fighting on the land. India’s aviation service was awarded the name ‘Royal’ during the efforts made by them at the time of World War II, however, the prefix Royal was removed three years after India got its own constitution.  


The celebrations will begin with the parade by the Air Force cadets. Thereafter the following activities will take place sequentially:


Earlier on Sunday, as a part of 86th Anniversary of Air Force, an 8 km cross-country run with approx 500 air warriors and cycle rally with 100 children held at Air Force Station Jammu.

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