Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal  Arup Raha complimented the IAF on its various achievements over the years and said, “IAF's journey of 82 years has witnessed many historic moments and it has emerged as one of the most formidable and respected air forces of the world”.

Sachin Tendulkar, the first sportsperson to be made an honourary Group Captain in the Indian Air Force, was also present at the event  in Hindan.

To mark the occasion there were air display of various aircrafts as a part of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station.

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