President greets IAF on its 84th anniversary

New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday greeted the Indian Air Force (IAF) on its 84th anniversary and said the nation is proud of its capability.

“The nation is proud of the capability and competency of the IAF. Over the last eight decades, the IAF has emerged as an immensely professional and combat-ready force,” Mukherjee said in a statement released here.

“It has achieved distinction in defending our skies and delivering vital humanitarian aid and disaster relief. The brave men and women in blue have displayed incredible courage and determination in the discharge of their duties, acquitting themselves with great elan,” he added.

Greeting the personnel of the IAF, their families and civilians, Mukherjee said, “I am confident that the ongoing process of modernisation will transform the IAF into an even more potent and strategic force that can take on all future challenges.”

The IAF celebrates its 84th anniversary on October 8, 2016.

–IANS

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