Indian Air Force Day 2021: The day of 8 October is very important for India. Indian Air Force Day is celebrated on this day. This year the 89th Raising Day of the Indian Air Force will be celebrated. Indian. This is one of the most powerful air force in the world. They have made India proud many times with its valor.
The was established on 8 October 1932, hence the Day is celebrated every year on 8 October. The was called the Royal Indian Air Force (RIAF) before the country became independent. After independence, the word “Royal” was dropped from the name of the to just “Indian
The first squad formed on 1st April, 1933-
On 1 April 1933, the first contingent of the was formed, consisting of 6 IF-trained officers and 19 airmen.
Thomas W. Elmhurst, First Chief of the Indian
Before independence, the used to work only under the Army. The credit for ‘liberating’ the from the Army goes to the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Marshal Sir Thomas W. Elmhurst. After independence, Sir Thomas W. Elmhurst was made the first Chief of the Indian Air Marshal. He remained in this post from 15 August 1947 to 22 February 1950.
The motto of the Indian Air Force is ‘Nabha: Sprush Deeptam’.
The motto of the Indian is ‘Nabhah Sprush Deeptam’. It has been taken from the 11th chapter of the Gita. There is an excerpt from the sermon given by Lord Krishna to Arjuna in Kurukshetra during the war of Mahabharata.
Air force flag
The flag, different from the emblem, is blue in color with the national flag in the initial one quarter and a circle (circular shape) made of all the three colors of the national flag i.e. saffron, white and green in the middle. This flag was adopted in 1951.
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