NEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh extended his greetings to air warriors and their families on Air Force Day on Friday and said the IAF is steadfast in the service to the nation.
“Greetings and warm wishes to all Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel and their families on the 89th anniversary of this indomitable force. Proud of our air warriors for responding to varied challenges with alacrity and resilience and being steadfast in the service to the nation,” Singh tweeted.
Greetings and warm wishes to all #IndianAirForce personnel & their families on the 89th anniversary of this indomit… https://t.co/X7KYCjWIck
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) 1633660741000
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda also took to Twitter to salute the brave soldiers and their families. He said the nation is indebted to them for their dedication and valour.
“On the occasion of 89th Indian Air Force Day, I salute our brave soldiers and their families. The nation is proud of the Indian Air Force for safeguarding our skies with indomitable courage and determination. We are indebted for your dedication & valour for Maa Bharati. Jai Hind,” he tweeted.
दधाना करपद्माभ्यांमक्षमालाकमण्डलू।देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा।।माँ दुर्गा के द्वितीय स्वरुप माँ ब्र… https://t.co/dVKCromJY8
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) 1633657151000
The IAF was established on October 8, 1932, in undivided India which was under colonial rule. At that time, 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.