Air Force Day is being celebrated today, marking 87th anniversary of Indian Air Force. IAF is the fourth largest air force in the world after the US, China and Russia. The IAF has over 60 airbases all over India. The Hindon Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force is the largest in Asia and 8th largest in the world. Its motto ‘Nabha Sparsham Deeptham’ meaning ‘Touch the sky with glory’ is taken from the eleventh chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. During its ‘Raahat’ mission in Uttarakhand flash floods. IAF made a world record in aviation by rescuing almost 20,000 civilians.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet today, on Air Force Day, a proud nation expresses gratitude to our air warriors and their families. He further said, the Indian Air Force continues to serve India with utmost dedication and excellence.