On the occasion of 89th Air Force Day, fighter jets Rafale and Sukhoi Su-30 put up an awe-inspiring air display at the Hindon Air Base, Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh on October 8, 2021. The jaw-dropping air display began with flag-bearing skydivers of the famous AKASH GANGA Team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft in their colorful canopies. The flypast included heritage aircraft, modern transport aircraft and fighter jets. The ceremony concluded with a mind-boggling aerobatic display. Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari also presented the Vayu Sena Medal – Gallantry to officers. Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, and Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat were present at the event. The Indian Air Force was established on October 8, 1932, in undivided India which was under the colonial rule. It was given the prefix “Royal” by King George VI for its contribution during the Second World War. The prefix was later dropped in 1950 when India became a republic.