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PHOTOS: IAF's BEST ready to thrill on Republic Day

Last updated on: January 23, 2012 09:30 IST

PHOTOS: IAF's BEST ready to thrill on Republic Day

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The Indian Air Force will showcase its might at Rajpath on January 26, 2012.

 

The IAF's 32 aircraft will make an impressive flypast over the Republic Day parade venue in New Delhi.

 

Let's take a look at the IAF aircraft that will take to the skies.

First on the horizon will be 4 Mi-17 IV helicopters in inverted Y formation.
The leading helicopter will trail the national flag. The second helicopter will fly behind the lead helicopter and trail the army flag. Helicopters 3 and 4 will trail the navy and air force Flag and shower flower petals

 

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Next up will be 3 Advanced Light Helicopters of the army aviation corps in Vic formation

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Next on display will be 3 Mi-35 helicopters in Vic formation

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Three of India's newly-acquired C-130Js will then pass by in Vic formation

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Following the Super Hercules flypast, the big boys of the IAF -- IL-78, two AN-32s and 2 Dorniers will pass over Rajpath

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Next up will be the mighty Jaguar fighter jets (five) in Arrow head formation

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Behind the Jaguars will be the MiG-29s (five) in Arrow head formation

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Then, three SU-30 MKI jets will split upwards, making a Trishul over Rajpath

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Bringing a spectacular end to the air show, a SU-30 MKI will split the sky with a vertical charlie manoeuvre

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