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Indian Air Force at 85
Indian Air Force at 85
A member of the Akash Ganga team after jumping from an AN-32 aircraft
Indian Air Force at 85
Three members of the Akash Ganga aerobatics team display the tricolor three man formation
Indian Air Force at 85
Indian Air Force personnel marching ahead with the IAF flag
Indian Air Force at 85
Dignitaries being seated before the beginning of Air Force Day celebrations
Indian Air Force at 85
Three IAF helicopters flypast with the IAF flag
Indian Air Force at 85
Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force BS Dhanoa taking stock of the parade
Indian Air Force at 85
Air force personnel standing in rapt attention
Indian Air Force at 85
Grey skies hinder the spectacular flypast of IAF helicopters
Indian Air Force at 85
Air Force personnel, ‘Akash’, perform daredevil maneuvers with their rifles
Indian Air Force at 85
A vintage IAF plane flies by as the pilot waves to the cheering crowd below
Indian Air Force at 85
India’s aerial might showcased with fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles jostling for attention
Indian Air Force at 85
IAF’s Dhruv helicopters perform aerial aerobatics and enthrall the crowds
Indian Air Force at 85
A C-17 Globemaster in view as helicopters fly over it
Indian Air Force at 85
The Surya Kiran aerobatics team performing several heart-stopping mid-air maneuvers