The Indian Air Force celebrated its 91st anniversary in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh on 8 October 2023. The celebrations included a ceremonial parade at Air Force Station Bamrauli in Prayagraj to showcase the IAF’s capabilities and commitment to national defense.
- Sky para jumpers performed impressive stunts during the parade.
- Approximately 2500 spectators, including 400 school children, witnessed the parade.
- An air display took place over the Sangam area, featuring over 100 fighter and transport aircraft from 10 air bases.
- Aircraft such as SU-30, Rafale, Tejas, C-130J Super Hercules, and helicopters participated in the display.
- The display marked the formal send-off of MiG-21 and the debut of the recently inducted C-295 transport aircraft.
- Two vintage aircraft, Tigermoth and Harvard from World War-II, were also part of the show.
- The IAF’s Sarang helicopter air display team performed a five-aircraft display.
- The Surya Kiran Aerobatic team showcased various formations.
- The Akash Ganga Sky Display team of the IAF was also in action.
- The aerial display was multi-directional and was viewed by a large number of people from various locations around Sangam, including Arail ghat, Jhunsi side, Shastri bridge, and surrounding areas.
Q: Where did the Indian Air Force celebrate its 91st anniversary on 8 October 2023?
a) New Delhi
Answer: c) Prayagraj