On the occasion of the 89th anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF), its new chief Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary on Friday said the swift action in response to the developments in Ladakh was “a testament to the combat readiness of the IAF”.
Addressing the IAF parade at Ghaziabad’s Hindon Air Force Station, Choudhary said, “The security environment in our region and beyond has been affected by the complex interplay of geopolitical forces… Also, over and above the traditional domain of land. The advent of new domains, sea and air has resulted in a radical change in the way military operations are conducted.”
“As our challenges continue to grow, so does our strength and resolve to ensure the best possible application of air power. When I look at the security landscape we face today, I am completely I am conscious that I have taken command at a critical time,” Choudhary said.
The Air Force chief also said that the IAF should show the nation that outside forces will not be allowed to violate its territory. “We must show the nation that external forces will not be allowed to violate our territory. I pledge to do everything possible to provide you with clear direction, good leadership and the best resources that I can,” he said.
He stated that the year that passed was “quite challenging but extremely rewarding” and with the changing nature of war fighting, the Air Force aimed “to employ air power and to rapidly and decisively achieve the desired effect in the domain”. to provide the optimum means for
“I will continue to rely on your skill, courage, determination and hard work in the years to come. Remember that it is our sacred duty to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the country at any cost and you have to ensure that we are the nation. Don’t let that get you down.
President Kovind, PM Modi salute ‘air warriors’ on 89th anniversary of IAF
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the “air warriors and their families” of the country on the occasion of the 89th anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
PM Modi tweeted and said, ‘Indian Air Force is synonymous with courage, hard work and professionalism. He has distinguished himself through his human spirit and defending the country in times of challenges. He also attached a series of photographs of the Indian Air Force over the years.
Greetings to our air warriors and their families on Air Force Day. The Indian Air Force is synonymous with courage, diligence and professionalism. He has distinguished himself through his humanitarian spirit and defending the country in times of challenges. pic.twitter.com/UbMSOK3agP
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 8 October 2021
President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the IAF for its “repeated competence and capability during peace and war”.
“Happy Air Force Day to air warriors, veterans and their families. The country is proud of the Indian Air Force, which has proved it. I am sure that the IAF will continue to uphold its cherished standards of excellence,” President Kovind said.
Greetings to air warriors, veterans and their families on Air Force Day. The nation is proud of the Indian Air Force which has proved its capability and capability time and again during peace and war. I am confident that the Indian Air Force will continue to uphold its cherished standards of excellence
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) 8 October 2021
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Congratulations too. “Whether it is war or peace, our air warriors have always made the nation proud through their courage, professionalism and excellence. May these winged warriors keep making the nation proud,” he said.
My heartiest congratulations on Air Force Day!
Be it war or peace, our air warriors have always made the nation proud through their courage, professionalism and excellence.
May these winged warriors keep the nation proud. pic.twitter.com/VUCbIoxA48
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) 8 October 2021
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh shared a video on Twitter and congratulated the Indian Air Force, describing it as an “unstoppable force”.
“We are proud of our airmen for responding to various challenges with utmost urgency and flexibility and for having stood firm in the service of the nation,” he said.
Hearty congratulations and best wishes to all #Indian Air Force To the personnel and their families on the 89th anniversary of this indomitable force. We are proud of our Airmen for responding to various challenges with full rigor and resilience and for being steadfast in the service of the nation. @IAF_MCC pic.twitter.com/gnpbrKJoL8
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) 8 October 2021