New Delhi, Oct. 8 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has greeted the Indian Air Force (IAF) on its 83rd anniversary today.
In his message, President Mukherjee said that the Indian Air Force has remained the vanguard of the Indian skies, safeguarding the sovereignty of nation all through its glorious history of eight decades.
He said that over the years, IAF has evolved into a formidable force with new acquisitions and weapons of great precision, adding that IAF is rated as one of the best in the world and has acquired the capability of strategic reach and precision targeting.
The President stated that the role of IAF is not only limited to fighting a war but also rendering timely assistance during national crisis. He stressed that on numerous occasions in the past, during natural disasters, IAF has been at the forefront providing timely succour and relief. (ANI)