The Indian Air Force celebrated its 82nd Air Force Day at the Hindon base on Wednesday.
Sachin Tendulkar, the first sportsperson to be made an honourary group captain in the Indian Air Force, attended their 82nd anniversary in Hindan.
The flypast comprised aircraft like the MIG-21, MIG-29, Sukhoi-30 MKI, Globemaster, Hercules and Mirage 2000 which performed various daring maneuvers, enthralling the audience.
Sachin, accompanied by his wife Anjali, was present in uniform. He was conferred the honorary rank in November last year, to honour his extraordinary achievements in cricket.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi too saluted the air force personnel, saying they are the nation’s pride and their bravery and commitment continues to inspire. “On Air Force Day, I salute our air force personnel. They are our pride and their bravery, commitment and dedication continues to inspire,” Modi said.