New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The parade on the occasion of Air Force Day commenced at Hindon Air Base in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad. The air display started with flag bearing skydivers of the famous AKASH GANGA Team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft in their colourful canopies. The flypast would include heritage aircraft, modern transport aircraft and frontline fighter aircraft.

The ceremony will conclude with a spellbinding aerobatic display. Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane and CDS General Bipin Rawat are present at the event.

Here are the LIVE Updates from Air Force Day celebrations:

10:45 am: Indian Air Force's air display at the Hindon airbase on its 89th anniversary

10:34 am: In sync with the changing nature of war-fighting, the ongoing capability enhancement in the IAF is aimed at providing the optimum means for employing air power and achieving desired effects across domains swiftly and decisively: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari

10:25 am: Moreover, the advents of new domains over & above the traditional domains of land, sea and air have resulted in paradigm shift in the way military operations will be conducted: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari

10:15 am: The prompt actions in response to developments in eastern Ladakh was a testament to Indian Air Force's combat readiness... The security environment in our region and beyond has been impacted by complex interplay of geopolitical forces: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari

10:05 am: I pledge to do all I can to provide you with clear directions, good leadership and the best of resources that I can muster: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on 89th Air Force Day

9:55 am: When I look at the security scenario we face today, I'm acutely conscious that I've assumed command at a crucial time. We must demonstrate to the nation that external forces will not be allowed to violate our territory: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari

9:50 am: Their achievements haven't come without cost. In particular, I salute the former chiefs for their visionary leadership as challenges continue to rise so does our strength and resolve to ensure the best possible application of air power: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari

9:45 am: It is a great honour for me to stand before you as successor to a great lineage of commanders who charted a course for service and brought us to where we stand today: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari

9:40 am: As Indian Air Force enters 90th year, the men and women in blue, who serve the nation today, are proud custodians of a legacy of valour, sacrifice and pioneering spirit: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on 89th Air Force Day

9:30 am: IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari presents Vayu Sena Medal- Gallantry to officers on 89th Air Force Day, at Hindan airbase

9:15 am: Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane attend the 89th Air Force Day parade at Hindan airbase

9:00 am: Air Force Day Parade commences at Air Force Station Hindan, Ghaziabad on the 89th anniversary of the IAF

8:48 am: Greetings to air warriors, veterans & their families on Air Force Day. Nation is proud of Indian Air Force which has proved its competency & capability time & again during peace & war. I'm sure IAF will continue to maintain its cherished standards of excellence: President Kovind

8:40 am: Petrol, diesel prices today | Petrol at Rs 104.23 /ltr & diesel at Rs 95.23 /ltr in #Kolkata; Petrol at Rs 101.01 /ltr and diesel at Rs 96 /ltr in #Chennai

8:32 am: Petrol, diesel prices today | Rs 103.54 /ltr (up Rs 0.30) & Rs 92.12 /ltr (up Rs 0.35) in #Delhi; Rs 109.54 (up Rs 0.29) & Rs 99.92/ltr (up Rs 0.37) in #Mumbai, respectively

8:25 am:  Greetings & warm wishes to all #IndianAirForce personnel & their families on 89th anniversary of this indomitable force. Proud of our air warriors for responding to varied challenges with alacrity & resilience & being steadfast in the service to nation: Defence Min Rajnath Singh

8:20 am: Maharashtra |Apple-laden truck overturns at around 2.35 am today on Ghodbunder road, Thane near Manpada flyover bridge. Regional Disaster Management Cell, police & traffic officials present on the spot; 1 hydra is at work to remove the truck from road: Thane Municipal Corporation

8:05 am: 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: PM Modi

7:48 am: The engagement between the two sides lasted for a few hours & was resolved as per the existing protocols. There was no damage caused to own defences in the engagement: Sources in Defence Establishment

7:40 am: There was a face-off in Arunachal Sector last week between soldiers of India & China as there is a difference in perception of Line of Actual Control: Sources in Defence Establishment

7:32 am: The 2255 Squadron equipped with OSA-AK-M, Surface to Air Guided Weapon Squadron located in Kashmir to ensure Air Defence of VA/ VPs in Kashmir, Ladakh sectors. The Squadron was mobilised for Air Defence activation in Ladakh in response to the Galwan standoff in June 2020: IAF

7:24 am: The 116 Helicopter Unit equipped with ALH Rudra armed choppers has been awarded Chief of Air Staff citation for ops at Pakistan border against slow-moving aircraft post Balakot airstrikes & for being deployed at forward airbase along northern borders post-Galwan clash: IAF

7:15 am: On the occasion of Air Force Day, Odisha-based Saswat Ranjan Sahoo has made a replica 'Westland Wapiti' aircraft using 1360 matchsticks. "It took me 5 days to make this 33-inch long and 40-inch wide model of Westland Wapiti," he said

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