Recruitment of 3000 ‘Agniveer Vayu’ in December, approval for the establishment of Weapon Systems Wing on 90th anniversary of IAF

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Recruitment of 3000 'Agniveer Vayu' in December, approval for the establishment of Weapon Systems Wing on 90th anniversary of IAF

Chandigarh: The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 90th anniversary today. Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary said that my salute to the former chiefs for steering the Air Force in the right direction and my assurance to them that I fully support all the air warriors, for the Air Force to achieve greater heights I will inspire

On the 90th anniversary of the Indian Air Force, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal VR Choudhary said that we have got a proud legacy from the hard work, dedication, and vision of the past. The contribution of our veterans who brought this to this point has to be remembered. Now the onus is on us to bring it into the centenary decade.

It is a challenge for all of us to induct air warriors into the Indian Air Force through the Agneepath scheme. But the important thing is that this is an opportunity for us to harness the potential of the youth of India and put it in the service of the nation. Choudhary inspected the parade, which was followed by a march-past.

In the program, Choudhary said that the Central Government has approved the establishment of a Weapon Systems Wing for officers in the Indian Air Force. He said that for the first time after independence a new operational wing is being created in the Air Force. IAF is to recruit 3,000 ‘Agniveer Vayu’ for initial training in December; There are plans to include women ‘Agniveer’ from next year as well.

The Air Chief Marshal claimed that the creation of this branch would help the government save over Rs 3,400 crore by cutting down on the cost of flight training. Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, Air Marshal Sreekumar Prabhakaran, and several other senior Air Force officers were present at the event.

When the Air Chief reached the venue, three Mi-17V5 helicopters led by Wing Commander Vishal Jain displayed the Indian flag while doing a fly-past. Around 80 military aircraft and helicopters will participate in the Air Force Day fly-past at the Sukhna Lake complex.

This is the first time that the Indian Air Force is organizing its annual Air Force Day parade and fly-past outside Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region). President Draupadi Murmu and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will participate in the fly-past at Sukhna Lake.

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