Monday, October 08, 2007

नभः स्पृशं दीप्तम्।

The Indian Air Force celebrates the 75th Anniversary of its inception today.

Starting with six officers and four Westland Wapiti IIA biplanes, the IAF has come a long way. With exceptional men piloting and maintaining the machines, IAF has frequently proven its superiority even over more advanced machines. In today's world where the supremacy of airspace is important, IAF is led in its quest for latest technology by air superiority fighters like Su-30MKI and multi role combat aircrafts like MiG-29 and Mirage 2000.

With Tejas replacing the mainstay of IAF (and the cause of many a controversies) MiG-21 by 2010, and possible development of fifth-generation of fighters with Russia, as well as indigenous MCA, IAF is set to continue defend India's airspace for years to come, as they have admirably done till date.

Here's to heroes in the air from an ex-NCC cadet (Air Wing) and a flight-sim fan (not to mention a Su-30 fan).

- The Great Eagle Has Spoken

P.S. Interestingly, this also marks 75 published posts on this blog.


Priyank said...

abhinandan... doghanna

Fleiger said...

@Priyank: Dhanyawad... :D

Rediff has some beautiful images of IAF, so does the IAF website. Do check out if you like planes and fighters.

SiD said...

3 cheers to IAF!!!
Sure there have been problems(read MIG).. but the resilience is what makes armed forces different from Civilians!!

Fleiger said...

@Sid: Yes, the ancient MiG-21s have been cause of lot of accidents and controversies. But now IAF has started the phasing out, so I guess that will go down now.

Keshi said...

IAF..does it hv any hot Indian hunks? :)


Fleiger said...

@Keshi: Well, I have a friend or two in IAF. So you can judge by that ;)