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Award of President’s Standard to 501 Signal Unit and 30 Squadron
 
Award of President’s Standard to 501 Signal Unit and 30 Squadron

President of India Pranab Mukherjee awarded the prestigious President’s Standard to 501 Signal Unit and 30 Squadron on November 10 at a magnificent ceremonial parade held at Air Force Station Ambala. The Station Commander of 501 Signal Unit Group Captain Vineet Jindal and Commanding Officer of 30 Squadron, Wg Cdr Abhay Arun Phansalkar received the President’s Standard.

Award of President’s Standard to 501 Signal Unit and 30 Squadron The ceremony was also attended by Kaptan Singh Solanki, governor of Haryana, Monohar Lal Khattar, chief minister of Haryana and senior government officials from Haryana government, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal SB Deo AOC-IN-C, Western Air Command, Air Marshal Ravinder Kumar Dhir, AOC-IN-C, South Western Air Command along with other dignitaries were also present on the occasion, besides a host of serving and retired officials of the recipient units.

The event included a ceremonial parade, aerobatic display by ‘Sarang’ and ‘Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team’ and a synchronised drill demonstration by Air Warrior Drill Team.

Addressing the parade, president Mukherjee said that 501 Signal Unit and 30 Squadron had a rich tradition of valour and courage and had rendered distinguished service to the nation both during peace and war since their inception. He added that their personnel, both past and present, had put in relentless efforts in pursuit of excellence and set an example for others to emulate.

 
 


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