New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (October 8) extended his greetings to air warriors and their families on Air Force Day and said that the Indian Air Force (IAF) is synonymous with courage, diligence and professionalism.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, "Greetings to our air warriors and their families on Air Force Day. The Indian Air Force is synonymous with courage, diligence, and professionalism. They have distinguished themselves in defending the country and through their humanitarian spirit in times of challenges."
On Air Force Day, the Indian Air Force will proudly celebrate its 89th anniversary today.
The IAF was established on October 8, 1932, in undivided India under colonial rule. King George VI gave it the prefix "Royal" for its contribution during World War II.
The prefix was later dropped in 1950 when India became a republic.