Narendra Modi praises air warriors

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Indian Air Force personnel and their families for protecting the nation’s skies on the occasion of 84th anniversary of IAF, on the social media on Friday.

“Saluting all air warriors & their families on Air Force Day. Thank you for protecting our skies. Your courage makes India proud,” Modi tweeted.

President Pranab Mukherjee has also greeted the Indian Air Force on its 84th anniversary and said in a message that the nation is proud of the capability and competency of the IAF. He further said that the IAF has achieved distinction in defending India’s skies and delivering vital humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

The President also expressed confidence that the ongoing process of modernisation will transform the Air Force into an even more potent and strategic force that can take on all future challenges.

Meanwhile, celebrations began at the Hindon air base in Ghaziabad with a large parade and an air display. The flypast included vintage aircraft, modern transport aircraft as well as frontline fighter jets. IAF chief Arup Raha, Indian Army chief Dalbir Singh, former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar were among those present at the function.

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